• AWC-NAFO Response to TIME Magazine Article

    Jun 25, 2021
    In TIME’s recent article published on June 2 (Wildfires Are Getting Worse, So Why Is the U.S. Still Building Homes With Wood?), reporter Alana Samuels makes a bizarre case for building houses out of concrete and steel instead of wood. Rather than exploring the carbon footprint and climate consequences of using more man-made, energy-intensive building materials, Samuels saves her scrutiny entirely for wood -- a natural, renewable, biodegradable building material, grown in abundance in the United States. The resulting story is an unchecked talking points memo on the “environmental benefits” of two of the most fossil fuel intensive materials in building and construction.
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  • AWC Releases Carbon Policy Platform

    Apr 21, 2021
    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released a carbon policy platform that would help unlock the potential for wood products to be a low-carbon building material solution on a large scale in the United States.
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  • 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 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 House passage of Resilient Federal Forests Act

    Nov 02, 2017
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski released the following statement regarding the U.S. House of Representative’s passage of the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 (H.R. 2936). The bill (H.R. 2936) includes the research title of the Timber Innovation Act (H.R. 1380/S. 538), which would establish a performance driven research and development program for advancing the use of innovative wood products in building construction.
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  • AWC encourages Perdue to continue support of innovative wood products

    Jan 19, 2017
    WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement in response to former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue’s nomination as Secretary of Agriculture in President-elect Donald J. Trump’s Administration.
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  • AWC applauds Tall Wood Building Competition winners

    Sep 17, 2015
    American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement in response to the announcement of the Tall Wood Building Competition winners. The competition is a partnership between the Binational Softwood Lumber Council, Softwood Lumber Board and U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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