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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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  • 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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  • AWC Statement on streamlining green building standards

    Aug 28, 2014
    LEESBURG, VA. - American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement regarding the announcement that the American Institute of Architects (AIA), ASHRAE, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), International Code Council (ICC) and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will collaborate on developing a framework to ensure the AHSRAE 189.1 Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings and International Green Construction Code (IgCC) are available for implementation as a regulatory standard working in alignment with the LEED green building program.
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  • American Wood Council Applauds Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal for Signing S.B. 301 Into Law

    May 16, 2014
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signing Senate Bill (S.B.) 301 into law, allowing greater use of wood materials in public school construction.
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  • American Wood Council Applauds White House Rural Council and USDA Secretary Vilsack for Acknowledging Wood Products' Benefits

    Mar 18, 2014
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement in response to this morning's White House Rural Council(WHRC) workshop titled "Building with Wood: Jobs and the Environment," in which U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack proclaimed wood to be one of the world's "most advanced" building materials.
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  • American Wood Council and Canadian Wood Council Announce Medium Density Fiberboard and Particleboard EPDs

    Jan 30, 2014
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) and Canadian Wood Council (CWC) have announced the release of new environmental product declarations (EPD) for medium density fiberboard (MDF) and particleboard, bringing the available EPDs for North American wood products to nine.
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