I'm going to ask a couple of general questions of both of you.
The committee learned that buildings contribute 23% of Canada's overall greenhouse gas emissions. My understanding is that this number refers not only to the building material itself but also the human activities in the building and other items that are used in the buildings. We know that Canada's R and D in the area of wood products is driving innovation. For instance, it has enabled the creation of large and tall wood building structures. In our search for more and more applications for the wood products, we must not limit ourselves to the building construction materials. We must also consider the materials that are used inside the building. This includes furniture and other household items.
How can your council best support this kind of R and D of other items, not just building materials?