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Check your decks during Building Safety Month
May 01, 2015
Building Safety Month in May emphasizes the need to adopt modern building codes
LEESBURG, VA. – During Building Safety Month, the American Wood Council (AWC) is highlighting the importance of deck safety.
AWC: Energy efficiency legislation should be product neutral
Apr 30, 2015
WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement regarding today's hearings in the U.S. House and Senate on energy efficiency legislation.
Pulp, Paper, Paper-Based Packaging and Wood Products Industry Meets New York Lawmakers to Discuss Legislative Proposals
Apr 29, 2015
WASHINGTON – Today in Albany, N.Y., representatives of the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and the American Wood Council (AWC) are meeting with state lawmakers to discuss legislative proposals that would affect the 30,000 New Yorkers who work in the industry.
AWC now an AIA CES Approved Provider
Apr 20, 2015
LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council has been approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System as a provider of continuing education.
AWC awarded USDA grant to research market for tall wood construction
Apr 15, 2015
LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to conduct research on the fire performance of mass timber buildings. AWC will partner with the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Fire Protection Research Foundation and the Property Insurance Research Group.
Manufacturers to EPA's Science Advisory Board: Crucial Framework be Clear, Predictable
Mar 25, 2015
WASHINGTON – American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman and American Wood Council President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statements on the U.S. Environment Protection Agency's (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Biogenic Carbon Panel hearing, during which members heard testimony on the agency's revised draft Framework for Assessing Biogenic Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions from Stationary Sources.
AWC, AF&PA testimony: Reality Check on Proposed Ozone Standards
Mar 17, 2015
WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski and American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statements following the organizations' joint testimony at today's House Committee on Science, Space and Technology hearing on impact and achievability of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) ozone standard.
Wood products industry releases Weights and Measurement Labeling guidelines
Feb 24, 2015
WASHINGTON – The American Wood Council has collaborated with companies and organizations in the lumber industry to release recommended guidelines for Weights and Measurement Labeling.
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