• AWC announces new guide to meet residential energy requirements

    Nov 11, 2014
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has published a new Design for Code Acceptance, "Meeting Residential Energy Requirements with Wood-Frame Construction" or DCA 7. It provides ways to economically meet the residential requirements of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) using wood framing. The guide is offered for free on the AWC website.
    Full story
  • 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.
    Full story
  • 2015 NDS and SDPWS standards approved by ANSI

    Oct 28, 2014
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council2015 "National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction" and "Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic" (SDPWS)standards have been approved as American National Standards by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Both standards are referenced for compliance with the International Code Council's upcoming 2015 "International Building Code" (IBC).
    Full story
  • AWC Releases 2012 WFCM Workbook

    Oct 22, 2014
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council has released a new workbook titled Design of Wood Frame Buildings for High Wind, Snow, and Seismic Loads (2012 WFCM Workbook) providing a design example and typical checklist for a wood-frame structure in accordance with the 2012 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) for One- and Two- Family Dwellings. The free workbook is available on the AWC website.
    Full story
  • 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.
    Full story
  • AWC Announces Additions to its Field Staff

    Oct 14, 2014
    WASHINGTON – The American Wood Council is pleased to announce the addition of two new field staff members to support our building codes and standards activities.
    Full story
  • 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.
    Full story
  • AWC Statement on CEQ "Climate and Natural Resources Priority Agenda" Released Today

    Oct 08, 2014
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement regarding the Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ)'s release of their "Climate and Natural Resources Priority Agenda" today.
    Full story