Education & Marketing Tools
The British Columbia forest industry is recognized globally for high quality wood products, sustainable forest management and leadership in advanced wood technologies and building systems. In efforts to further build on B.C.’s reputation, FII has developed a variety of research, video footage, case studies, forest factsheets and imagery for use by B.C. forest companies and associations to assist with marketing efforts at all levels.
All resources are available to the B.C. forest industry at no charge.
naturallywood.com is a comprehensive information resource that brings together the latest, most reliable data and information about British Columbia’s wide variety of forest products. This includes showcasing manufacturers, wood products, benefits of wood and green building, sustainable forest management practices, certification of forests and the latest building trends and innovation in B.C. All materials are freely available for the industry to leverage and utilize.
Highlights from naturallywood.com include:
- A supplier directory with 500 B.C. manufacturers
- Project gallery featuring wood buildings across B.C.
- Research and factsheets on B.C. forests
- B.C. softwood and hardwood species information
- Guides to wood and green building
- Videos and case studies on leading edge mid-rise and taller wood structures using B.C. wood products
- Information on tall wood and mass timber systems and projects in B.C.
For a list of available video footage and marketing materials, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FII has a robust online image library with over 2,000 high resolution professionally photographed images. The wide variety of photos include B.C.’s forests, forestry activities, manufacturing, building and construction, trade and overseas market use of wood products.
All imagery is available to the B.C. forest industry at no charge.
Building Green With Wood Toolkit & Presentation
FII has developed a Building Green with Wood Toolkit as a resource when considering building rating systems and codes. The toolkit includes 12 modules featuring a variety of topics such as LCA, energy conservation and more. As well as 10 specification sheets with information on green building rating system guides.
FII has also created a presentation from the Toolkit to highlight the environmental advantages of building green with wood including why it is beneficial to incorporate wood in green design and how wood products can be used to achieve credits under the most commonly used green building rating systems (LEED, Green Globes, BuiltGreen).
If you would like the PowerPoint slides, please contact email@example.com.
Information on Ecolabels & Green Purchasing Manufacturer Product Factsheets
Information on Ecolabels and Green Purchasing including environmental product declarations (EPDs), climate declarations, and carbon footprinting and the drivers for ecolabels.
* The following EPDs are available:
* North American Softwood Lumber
* North American Glued Laminated Timbers
* North American Softwood Plywood
* North American Oriented Strand Board
* North American Laminated Veneer Lumber
* North American Wood I-Joists
* Typical Western Red Cedar Decking & Bevel Siding
For BC Suppliers, there is a Template and 10 sample product factsheets outlining key environmental features organized for response to specifier queries as it relates to commonly used rating systems (including LEED 2009, Green Globes, BuiltGreen for Multi-Storeys & Residential Towers) are available.
To request the InDesign version of the template, contact FII at firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. wood products marketing and communications efforts are benefiting from a focused and strategic messaging program to “rethink” wood use, address misperceptions and enhance awareness of wood’s benefits and choices, particularly in the context of building with wood in mid-rise and non-residential applications.
reThink Wood is not a brand or organization – it is simply the message and broad-based communications platform representing the value proposition for wood products in multi-family and non-residential applications in the U.S. market. reThink Wood is designed to support and amplify consistent messaging and cross-promotion across initiatives and bringing focus to key messages, target audiences, and highly strategic outreach activities. The Softwood Lumber Board is pursuing this coordinated and comprehensive marketing and communications strategy in collaboration with Forestry Innovation Investment (FII).
Join the reThink Wood community to be part of the message to “rethink” wood use, address misperceptions and enhance awareness of wood’s benefits and choices.
Wood First: Highlighting Five Years of Accomplishments 2009-2014
Recognizing the important role that wood plays in the environmental and economic well-being of the province, the Government of B.C. launched the Wood First initiaitve in 2009 to maximize the use of wood building products, systems and technologies; strengthen value-added wood manufacturing capability; and ultimately position B.C. as a world leder in wood products and wood construction techniques.
Wood First – Highlighting Five Years of Accomplishments 2009-2014 highlights some of the many accomplishments of Wood First over its first five years.