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AWC applauds passage of House Energy Bill
Dec 03, 2015
WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) Vice President, Government Affairs Sarah Dodge has issued the following statement regarding today’s passage of the “North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015” (H.R. 8) in the U.S. House of Representatives.
AWC releases Energy UA Calculator app
Dec 01, 2015
LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released an app which will calculate an opaque wall or fenestration U-factor based upon the Total UA alternative compliance method permitted by the International Code Council’s 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) or International Residential Code (IRC). This new Energy UA Calculator is consistent with AWC’s Design for Code Acceptance 7, “Meeting Residential Energy Requirements with Wood-Frame Construction.”
2015 Code Conforming Wood Design now available
Nov 16, 2015
LEESBURG, VA. – The 2015 Code Conforming Wood Design (CCWD), a joint publication of the American Wood Council (AWC) and the International Code Council (ICC), is now available. The free download, along with 2012 and 2009 versions, is available here: http://www.awc.org/codes-standards/buildingcodes/ccwd.
AWC launches legislative scorecard
Nov 06, 2015
WASHINGTON — The American Wood Council has launched a legislative scorecard to track federal legislators’ votes and bill sponsorship on public policies affecting the use and manufacture of wood products.
AWC website redesign wins award
Nov 04, 2015
LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has been awarded a 2015 MarCom Gold Award for the redesign of the AWC website, www.awc.org.
AWC: Boiler MACT reconsideration very important to wood product manufacturers
Oct 30, 2015
WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement following the the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) reconsideration of the Boiler Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rule today.
USFS Chief Tidwell, Michael Green headline tall wood panel
Oct 27, 2015
WASHINGTON – The American Wood Council (AWC) is shining a spotlight on the merits of mass timber construction, the carbon benefits provided by these green buildings, and the positive economic impacts they generate.
Update on flame spread performance of wood products used for interior finish
Oct 13, 2015
LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released a revised Design for Code Acceptance 1 (DCA 1): Flame Spread Performance of Wood Products Used for Interior Finish.
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