• AWC Releases Seven Updated EPDs

    Jun 09, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released seven updated cradle-to-gate, industry-wide environmental product declarations (EPDs) for wood products. These third-party verified updates replace the 2013 editions previously available for use in determining the environmental footprint of the industry’s principal products, as well as with green building rating systems and sustainable construction standards.
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  • AWC Applauds Final PCWP Rule for Recognizing Emission Reductions

    Jun 08, 2020
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of the final Plywood and Composite Wood Products (PCWP) Risk and Technology Review rule.
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  • AWC Statement on EPA Proposal to Balance Benefits and Costs of Air Quality Regulations

    Jun 04, 2020
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued a statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of the “Increasing Consistency and Transparency in Considering Benefits and Costs in the Clean Air Act Rulemaking Process.” The proposal seeks a 45-day comment period on ensuring that all future significant regulations promulgated under the Clean Air Act be accompanied by a benefit-cost analysis.
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  • AWC Releases Updated Report on Fire Resistance of Wood Members and Assemblies

    May 27, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released an updated “Technical Report 10 (TR10), Calculating the Fire Resistance of Wood Members and Assemblies."
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  • AWC Partners with Fire Groups on Distance Learning

    May 12, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has partnered with the Virginia Fire Prevention Association (VFPA) and Virginia Fire Marshal Academy to offer free distance learning opportunities for state fire inspectors.
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  • AWC Welcomes EPA’s Smart Sectors Snapshot

    Apr 16, 2020
    American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued a statement following the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of a forest products industry snapshot as part of the Smart Sectors Program.
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  • Acoustical Values Added to AWC’s DCA 3

    Apr 02, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released an updated version of Design for Code Acceptance (DCA) 3 – Fire-resistance Rated Wood-Frame Wall and Floor/Ceiling Assemblies, which now includes sound transmission characteristics of floor/ceiling assemblies. A free pdf version of DCA 3 can be found on the AWC website at https://awc.org/codes-standards/publications/dca3.
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  • Free Webinar: Demobilizing Construction Sites Due to COVID-19

    Mar 26, 2020
    LEESBURG, VA. – Construction sites across the country are being shut down as precautions due to COVID-19. Because inactive and unattended construction sites pose a risk to the community, the American Wood Council and Construction Fire Safety Coalition is hosting a free webinar on fire prevention precautions that should be taken by stakeholders when construction sites shut-down.
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