• AWC Leads National Forest Products Week with Video Case Study on Mass Timber Basketball Arena

    Oct 18, 2021
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) is kicking off National Forest Products Week today with a virtual panel discussion to highlight the public-private partnership that drove the construction of the University of Idaho’s mass timber arena. The panel will be recorded and available later this week as an eCourse. The University received two Wood Innovation Grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that were used develop the proof of concept of the design, which officially opened to the public earlier this month.
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  • AWC Supports House Ag Reconciliation Recommendations Significant Investment in Forest Products Sector

    Sep 14, 2021
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Jackson Morrill issued the following statement following the House Agriculture Committee’s draft legislation recommendations for the reconciliation package. The proposed program allocations include $1 billion to provide grants under the wood innovation grant program, $100 million for the forest inventory and analysis (FIA), and $50 million for the research mission area of the Forest Service to carry out greenhouse gas life cycle analyses of domestic wood products.
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  • AWC Applauds Inclusion of Mass Timber Pilot Program in House National Defense Authorization Act

    Sep 02, 2021
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Jackson Morrill issued a statement following the House Armed Service Committee’s markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included language to establish a pilot program to evaluate the effects of using mass timber products in Department of Defense military construction projects.
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  • AWC Welcomes USFS Chief Randy Moore

    Jul 26, 2021
    LEESBURG, VA. – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Jackson Morrill issued the following statement in response to Randy Moore’s appointment as the 20th Chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Forest Service.
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  • AWC-NAFO Response to TIME Magazine Article

    Jun 25, 2021
    In TIME’s recent article published on June 2 (Wildfires Are Getting Worse, So Why Is the U.S. Still Building Homes With Wood?), reporter Alana Samuels makes a bizarre case for building houses out of concrete and steel instead of wood. Rather than exploring the carbon footprint and climate consequences of using more man-made, energy-intensive building materials, Samuels saves her scrutiny entirely for wood -- a natural, renewable, biodegradable building material, grown in abundance in the United States. The resulting story is an unchecked talking points memo on the “environmental benefits” of two of the most fossil fuel intensive materials in building and construction.
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  • AWC Releases Carbon Policy Platform

    Apr 21, 2021
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released a carbon policy platform that would help unlock the potential for wood products to be a low-carbon building material solution on a large scale in the United States.
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  • AWC Statement on Trillion Trees Act

    Apr 20, 2021
    LEESBURG, VA. – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Jackson Morrill issued a statement after the reintroduction of Rep. Westerman’s Trillion Trees Act.
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  • AWC Applauds Idaho’s Adoption of Tall Mass Timber Provisions

    Apr 16, 2021
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Jackson Morrill issued a statement following Governor Brad Little’s signing of H 143, which directs the state building code board to amend the state building code to include the 2021 tall mass timber building code provisions by January 1, 2022.
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