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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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  • 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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  • AWC Statement on USDA's biobased final rule

    Aug 04, 2014
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Friday release of a final rule on the BioPreferred program that, among other changes, deletes the mature market language from the regulation. The 2014 Farm Bill includes language on the Biobased Program that explicitly states forest products are eligible biobased products and recognizes ways in which innovation can be demonstrated in those products.
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  • AWC Statement on Bipartisan Bill Promoting Product Neutral Efficiency Codes

    Jul 19, 2014
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement regarding yesterday's introduction of the Energy Savings and Building Efficiency Act (H.R. 5027) in the U.S. House of Representatives by Reps. Marsha Blackburn (TN) and Kurt Schrader (OR). Among other things, the bill directs the Department of Energy to act only as a technical advisor in the development of energy codes and would prohibit the agency from advocating for any particular energy code, provision or energy savings target.
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  • AWC Exhibits Tall Wood Buildings on Capitol Hill

    Jul 18, 2014
    Forest Products Industry Expo featured industry partners in sustainability
    WASHINGTON – The American Wood Council (AWC) showcased a 42-story-tall wood building model yesterday at the International Conservation Caucus Foundation's Forest Products Industry Expo on Capitol Hill.
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