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Prefab Wood Construction: Meeting B.C.’s ambitious energy, climate and economic objectives

March 7, 2019 @ 11:30 pm to March 8, 2019 @ 1:00 am

With B.C.’s bold new CleanBC climate agenda and net-zero Energy Step Code targets for buildings, rapid innovations in construction are necessary.

Prefabricated wood construction offers a way to meet climate and energy targets while bolstering the economy of resource-based communities and creating new opportunities for the forest products sector.

Join us in Prince George, B.C. or online as we explore the transformative potential of prefab wood construction and the challenges and opportunities to grow this industry and to build better cities. Moderated by Alex Boston of Renewable Cities, the panel will feature Guido Wimmers of UNBC’s Wood Engineering Program and Gregg Koehler from Sinclar Group Forest Products Ltd.

This free public dialogue is a collaboration of the City of Prince George, the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions at UNBC, Renewable Cities of the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue and the UNBC Wood Engineering program.

Following the dialogue, Prince George attendees are welcome to tour Canada’s first passive commercial building, the Wood Innovation Research Lab, in downtown Prince George.


  • Gregg Koehler, Sales Manager, Sinclar Group Forest Products Ltd.
  • Guido Wimmers, Chair/Associate Professor, Wood Building Engineering at the University of Northern British Columbia

WEBCAST: This dialogue will be live by web thanks to the support of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions. Sign up for a webcast reminder to receive the link to view the event online.

Please be aware that this event is being filmed and/or photographed.

Visit the event website for more information and registration.


Wood Innovation & Design Centre
499 George St
Prince George, British Columbia Canada
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