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  • AWC applauds Gov. Scott’s signing of education omnibus bill

    Apr 14, 2016
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement following Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s signing of the education omnibus bill, HB 7029, into law. The bill allows Florida school districts to modify educational facilities requirements in the state building code upon a 2/3 vote of the school board. These modifications could include allowing the use of wood for interior non-load bearing walls in public educational facilities, which is currently prohibited.
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  • Cellulosic fiberboard, laminated strand lumber EPDs released

    Mar 16, 2016
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) and the Canadian Wood Council (CWC) have announced the release of two new environmental product declarations (EPD) for cellulosic fiberboard and laminated strand lumber (LSL), bringing the available EPDs for North American wood products to 11. The cradle-to-gate, industry-wide EPDs are recognized by green building rating systems and are available for free download on the AWC or CWC websites.
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  • USFS Chief Tidwell, Michael Green headline tall wood panel

    Oct 27, 2015
    WASHINGTON – The American Wood Council (AWC) is shining a spotlight on the merits of mass timber construction, the carbon benefits provided by these green buildings, and the positive economic impacts they generate.
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  • Wood products industry releases Reuse Wood website

    Sep 22, 2015
    The American Wood Council (AWC) and Canadian Wood Council (CWC) have partnered with Building Materials Reuse Association (BMRA) to develop an online North American directory outlining reuse and recycling options for wood and wood products.
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  • AWC applauds Tall Wood Building Competition winners

    Sep 17, 2015
    American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement in response to the announcement of the Tall Wood Building Competition winners. The competition is a partnership between the Binational Softwood Lumber Council, Softwood Lumber Board and U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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  • AWC statement on USGBC extending LEED 2009

    Oct 29, 2014
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announcement that LEED 2009 will remain an available option for projects until Oct. 31, 2016. LEED 2009 was previously expected to be phased out in 2015.
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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 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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