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Biomass Carbon Neutrality

Wood products manufacturers use biomass from manufacturing and sustainable forestry operations to produce energy, providing significant carbon​-reducing benefits to the environment. In fact, on average, 78 percent of the energy from AWC member facilities is generated from carbon-neutral biomass.

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Energy Efficiency

Any energy code should be technology and product neutral, should not pick winners and losers, and should be a decision made by state and local authorities. 

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Green Building Policy

AWC and its members are committed to reducing the environmental impact of buildings by encouraging energy-efficient, environmentally responsible choices in the design and building process.

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Wood Products Industry State Fact Sheets

Click here for more information about the industry's economic impact in specific states.

EPA Air Regulations

AWC and its members are working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the administration, Congress, states and other stakeholders to achieve reasonable regulations that protect the environment and business.

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AWC Friends of Wood Products

Representative Bruce Westerman (R-AR-4)

  • Rep. Bruce Westerman is the only forester in Congress and the co-chair for the House Working Forest Caucus.
  • He is a cosponsor of the House version of the Timber Innovation Act (H.R. 1380) and the original sponsor of the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 (H.R. 2936).
  • He is a long-time ally for wood products, forest management, and the carbon neutrality of biomass.
  • Rep. Westerman sits on the House Committees on Natural Resources, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Budget.

Wood Products Industry in Arkansas

  • Employment from wood products manufacturing, forestry and logging: 15,082
  • Manufacturing facilities: 36
  • Annual Payroll Income: $618,199,000

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)

  • Senator Debbie Stabenow is the Ranking Member on the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
  • She is the lead sponsor on the Senate version of the Timber Innovation Act (S. 538).
  • She is a long-time ally for wood products, forest management, and the carbon neutrality of biomass.
  • Senator Stabenow also sits on the Senate Committees on Budget, Energy and Natural Resources, and Finance.

Wood Products Industry in Michigan

  • Employment from wood products manufacturing, forestry and logging: 16,573
  • Manufacturing facilities: 17
  • Annual Payroll Income: $636,664,000

The concept of resilience — the ability to withstand and recover — is not new. For the built environment, techniques to improve resilience have evolved over time and vary based on factors such as natural or man-made types of hazards, building occupancy, building importance, building location, and whether construction is new or existing.

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Wood Dust

In the wood products industry, wood dust is regulated for both its potential combustibility as well as for exposures that could affect human health risk.

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PAC Prior Approval

“The Federal Election Commission (FEC) requires the AWC political action committee (AWC WOODPAC) to obtain written approval from members before it may solicit and accept contributions from you or employees of your company. “Prior Approval” forms may be signed by anyone who has been granted executive decision making authority by the company. This includes the company’s chief executive or the owner/principal, but may also include those designated to represent the company. Granting prior approval does not obligate the company or its employees to support the PAC – it simply gives us permission to communicate in much greater detail about the PAC to certain employees (a member’s owners/principals, managers, professional personnel, and other salaried, exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act).”

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