• AWC Welcomes House Select Committee on Climate Crisis Report

    Jul 01, 2020
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding the release of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Majority Staff Report, “Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and Healthy, Resilient, and Just America.”
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  • 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 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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  • AWC Applauds Rep. Westerman’s Trillion Trees Bill

    Feb 12, 2020
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President & CEO Robert Glowinski released the following statement regarding Congressman Bruce Westerman’s Trillion Trees bill, which recognizes the potential of sustainable building materials in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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  • AWC: Final Farm Bill encourages mass timber innovation

    Dec 12, 2018
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President & CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding today’s final passage of the 2019 Farm Bill. The bill includes the Research Title and Wood Innovation Grant language from the Timber Innovation Act (S.538/H.R. 1380), and separately a clarification on what constitutes a “USDA Certified Biobased Product” under federal procurement guidelines. AWC partnered with the National Alliance of Forest Owners and Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association.
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  • AWC welcomes Christiansen as Chief of the Forest Service

    Oct 15, 2018
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement in response to Vicki Christiansen’s appointment as the 19th Chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Forest Service. Christiansen has been serving as the Interim Chief since March.
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  • AWC applauds USDA Under Secretary confirmation

    Aug 31, 2018
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement in response to James (Jim) Hubbard’s confirmation as Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and Environment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Hubbard worked for the Colorado Forest Service for 35 years and served as the state’s chief forester for the last 20 years.
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  • Third-party verified wood product EPDs renewed

    May 21, 2018
    LEESBURG, VA. – Nine American Wood Council (AWC) environmental product declarations (EPDs) for North American wood products have been granted a one-year extension by Underwriters Laboratories Environment (ULE), an independent certifier of products and their sustainability.
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