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  • American Wood Council Celebrates National Forest Products Week

    Oct 20, 2014
    National Forest Products Week (Oct. 19 – 25) Recognizes the Environmental and Economic Benefits of Wood Products
    LEESBURG, VA. – In recognition of National Forest Products Week (October 19 – 25), the American Wood Council today released a statement about the sustainable benefits of wood materials and its important role in the U.S. economy. Currently, forest products support more than 1 million direct jobs and contributes $100 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product. And with the global marketplace for green building materials expected to reach $529 billion by 2020, support is growing for the use of wood in construction.
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  • AWC Announces Additions to its Field Staff

    Oct 14, 2014
    WASHINGTON – The American Wood Council is pleased to announce the addition of two new field staff members to support our building codes and standards activities.
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  • AWC Statement on DOE Green Standard Certification Final Rule

    Oct 10, 2014
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement regarding the Department of Energy's (DOE) final rule released today. The rule establishes criteria for the use of green building certifications systems by federal agencies.
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  • AWC Statement on CEQ "Climate and Natural Resources Priority Agenda" Released Today

    Oct 08, 2014
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement regarding the Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ)'s release of their "Climate and Natural Resources Priority Agenda" today.
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  • AWC Statement on National Manufacturing Day Forest Products Among Top 5 Manufacturing Employers in 20 States

    Oct 03, 2014
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement regarding National Manufacturing Day held today. The recognition seeks to bring attention to the skilled labor shortage manufacturers face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry.
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  • Roseburg Forest Products Joins AWC

    Oct 02, 2014
    WASHINGTON – The American Wood Council welcomes Roseburg Forest Products, headquartered in Dillard, Ore., as our newest member.
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  • AWC Statement on Recent Biogenic Carbon Review

    Sep 10, 2014
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement regarding the "Forest Carbon Accounting Considerations in US Bioenergy Policy" article recently published in the Journal of Forestry. The article is a review of current literature regarding the carbon emissions of biomass. It concludes that considering the full spectrum of forest-based activity, including using a time horizon consistent with that used for other greenhouse gases (GHGs), the use of biomass for energy would result in low-to-zero warming impacts.
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  • BioPreferred Program Opens to Wood Products Today

    Sep 02, 2014
    WASHINGTON - American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement regarding the recognition of wood products under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred Program going into effect today. The 2014 Farm Bill states that forest products, previously considered to be ineligible because they were “mature market,” are now eligible products to be recognized in USDA biobased programs.
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