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Innovative building technologies to be proven in northern B.C. |BC Gov News

Innovative building technologies to be proven in northern B.C. |BC Gov News

May 31, 2021 at 11:13 am  BC, News, Politics

George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy –

“Innovation in B.C.’s clean building sector represents a multi-billion-dollar opportunity to support good-paying, clean jobs for people and local communities. Through our CleanBC Building Innovation Fund, we are forging a modern building sector in British Columbia with new skills that will transition our homes and offices from fossil fuels towards new low-carbon, energy-efficient technologies.”

Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation –

“In addition to strengthening economic recovery and job creation in B.C., our StrongerBC plan is promoting the development of new, clean technology for the building sector. We’ve added $8 million to CleanBC’s Building Innovation Fund, helping more people and businesses conserve energy and reduce power bills. Innovation, inclusiveness and sustainability are the pillars of our economic recovery.”

Nathan Cullen, MLA for Stikine –

“People and businesses in the North have managed to stay strong and maintain operations over the last year despite being heavily impacted by COVID-19. The investment from the CleanBC Building Innovation Fund will support projects in our community that reduce pollution, increase energy efficiency, create new local jobs and bring down energy costs for people.”

Sam Zirnhelt, Zirnhelt Timber Frames –

“It’s exciting to see investment in long-term manufacturing capacity with the combined goal of accelerated innovation and reducing our carbon footprint.”

David Joy, chief financial officer, Fort St. John –

“Fort St. John is very appreciative of the recognition of our efforts to construct buildings that meet Passive House and net-zero, energy-efficient standards.”

Stéphane Renou, president and CEO, FPInnovations –

“The contribution from the CleanBC Building Innovation Fund will support FPInnovations’ development of energy-efficient 3D-printed structural components for housing in Indigenous communities. FPInnovations is proud to apply this innovative technology that promotes the use of bio-sourced products for low-carbon buildings.”

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