• Support from Members of Congress for Expanding Sustainable Forest Certification Could Stimulate Market for Forest Products

    Jul 19, 2010
    WASHINGTON – Seventy-nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives showed their support for wood as a renewable building resource – and the workers it supports in the U.S. forest products industry -- in a letter to the President and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council, Rick Fedrizzi, by urging the expansion of recognized sustainable forest certification programs.
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  • AWC Recognizes High-Performance Building Week

    Jun 14, 2010
    Wood Products are an Essential Element for Green Building
    WASHINGTON – The High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition (HPBCCC), of which the American Wood Council (AWC) is a member, has designated June 13-19 as High-Performance Building Week. The week is an opportunity to highlight the importance of high-performance buildings to federal, state, and local policymakers and the general public. The extensive use of wood products in our buildings achieves the sustainability goals established for high-performance building.
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