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  • Cellulosic fiberboard, laminated strand lumber EPDs released

    Mar 16, 2016
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) and the Canadian Wood Council (CWC) have announced the release of two new environmental product declarations (EPD) for cellulosic fiberboard and laminated strand lumber (LSL), bringing the available EPDs for North American wood products to 11. The cradle-to-gate, industry-wide EPDs are recognized by green building rating systems and are available for free download on the AWC or CWC websites.
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  • AWC testifies in opposition to Maryland’s anti-wood legislation

    Mar 08, 2016
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) Northeast Regional Manager Matt Hunter, BCO, testified today in opposition of Maryland House bill HB 1472, “Fire Safety Construction Act of 2016.”
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  • 2015 Wood Design Package now available in print

    Feb 23, 2016
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council's (AWC) 2015 Wood Design Package is now available for purchase in printed format. The document set contains the 2015 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction, with Commentary and 2015 Supplement: Design Values for Wood Construction, and the 2015 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) with Commentary.
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  • AWC encouraged by Supreme Court’s stay of Clean Power Plan

    Feb 10, 2016
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to stay the Clean Power Plan (CPP).
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  • AWC releases construction fire best practice manuals, website

    Feb 03, 2016
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) today released three manuals and a website designed to inform developers, local building departments and fire departments on how to prevent and reduce fire losses in buildings under construction. The website can be found at: www.ConstructionFireSafetyPractices.com.
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  • AWC encouraged by passage of Sen. Collins’ biomass amendment

    Feb 02, 2016
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) Vice President, Government Affairs Sarah Dodge has issued the following statement regarding today’s passage of the biomass amendment to the Senate Energy Bill (S. 2012), which was led by Sens. Susan Collins, Angus King and Amy Klobuchar. The amendment would require the Secretaries of Energy and Agriculture and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to jointly ensure that federal policy relating to forest bioenergy: (1) is consistent across all departments and agencies; and (2) recognizes the full benefits of the use of forest biomass for energy, conservation and responsible forest management.
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  • AWC releases Guides to Wood Construction in High Wind Areas

    Jan 26, 2016
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has developed a free series of easy-to-use Guides to Wood Construction in High Wind Areas, based on provisions contained in AWC’s 201​5 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM).
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  • AWC, AF&PA: Biomass Benefits Should be Recognized in Clean Power Plan Federal Plan and Model Rules

    Jan 21, 2016
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski and American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman have issued the following statements after filing joint comments requesting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recognize the benefits of biomass as a fuel source in its Clean Power Plan (CPP) federal plan and model carbon trading rules.
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