IWPC_logo_rgbThe Innovative Wood Products Collaborative believes wood from sustainably managed forests will address climate change and reshape the way we build cities in the future.

Wood provides a strong, safe, affordable building product that is more sustainable, less energy intensive, and friendlier to the environment than those currently used in most buildings.

“We are faced with the two major issues in our time, man-made climate change and a soaring world population. To construct adequate housing for future generations we must reinvent construction so that we can fulfill this need with the minimum effect on our environment.”ANDREW WAUGHANDREW WAUGHPRINCIPAL, WAUGH THISTLETON ARCHITECTURE
“How we address climate change in buildings is a cornerstone in how the world will tackle the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”MICHAEL GREENMICHAEL GREENCASE FOR TALL WOOD BUILDINGS

The Innovative Wood Products Collaborative is a group of individuals, architects, engineers, ENGOs, academics, research-design-builders, forest landowners, manufacturers, technology companies and end users that support the use of wood from sustainably managed forests in tall buildings and other commercial structures. Natural, renewable, and climate friendly, wood is a vital part of the green economy of the 21st Century. From home building to innovative uses in modern architecture, to the thousands of products we use every day, wood is a sustainable, green building material that is truly our most natural resource. The Pacific Northwest is one of the most significant timber baskets in the nation, and a national center of expertise for sustainable forest management and innovative wood products manufacturing. Our goal is to grow the market for traditional and innovative wood products made in the Pacific Northwest for use in residential and commercial structures.


The Pacific Northwest is a national center of expertise
for sustainable forest management

We seek to:

  • Promote the benefits of wood as a cost-effective and environmentally preferred green building material to the design/build communities;
  • Develop professional and science-based print and electronic materials that highlight wood products as a preferred green building material;
  • Underscore the Pacific Northwest’s sustainable forest practices and high environmental standards throughout all communications; and
  • Advocate for the Pacific Northwest as a national center of expertise for sustainable forest management and innovative wood products manufacturing.


partners with
a shared vision

The Oregon Forest Resources Institute is dedicated to advancing the publicʼs understanding of how forest stewardship meets the social, environmental and economic needs of both present and future generations. The Oregon Legislature created OFRI in 1991 to enhance collaboration among forest scientists, public agencies, community organizations, conservation groups and forest landowners; to provide objective information about responsible forest management and wood products; and to encourage environmentally sound forest practices through training and other educational programs. OFRI is funded by a dedicated harvest tax on producers of forest products and is governed by a 13-member board of directors.”Oregon Forest Resources InstituteOregon Forest Resources InstitutePortland, Oregon
The Washington Forest Protection Association (WFPA) is a trade association representing private forest landowners in Washington State. Our members are large and small companies, individuals and families who grow, harvest and re-grow trees on about 4 million acres. WFPA was founded in 1908 to protect private forestland from wildfire under the name of Washington Forest Fire Association (WFFA). In 1958, the association switched its name to Washington Forest Protection Association. Today we operate in multiple arenas: predominately public policy and regulations, public information, K-12 environmental education, taxation, and with the legislature. WFPA members are committed to advancing sustainable forestry in Washington State to provide forest products and environmental benefits for the public. We establish balanced forest policies that encourage investment in forestland, protection of fish, water and wildlife and promote responsible forest management as a preferred land use.”Washington Forest Protection AssociationWashington Forest Protection AssociationOlympia, Washington