AWC Releases Third Environment, Energy, and Safety Report
In late 2018, the American Wood Council released its third biannual AWC Environment, Energy and Safety: Industry Progress Report. Compiled from data collected over the last decade, the report shows that there have been significant improvements by the industry in these three areas, even despite...
Looking Back at 2018 and 2019 Outlook
As 2018 draws to a close, the American Wood Council (AWC) looks back on what has been a very successful year for wood industry markets. Both federally and in the states, the opportunity for wood products has been greatly expanded, building codes have been very successfully updated to account for...
Second Chance for Employees and Wood Products
“Everything and everyone deserves a second chance.”
That’s the philosophy of Second Chance Inc., a Baltimore-based non-profit that deconstructs homes and other buildings to salvage materials for reuse. It’s also a philosophy that the American Wood Council (AWC)...
Now’s the Time to Promote Safe, Sustainable Construction
October is a busy time for the wood products industry. There are not one but three weeks dedicated to national observances important to the safe built environment.
Sunday, Oct. 7 – Saturday, Oct. 13: National Fire Prevention Week
The National Fire Protection Association’s Fire...
Renewing Our Commitment to Sustainability
Wood is the go-to material for builders in the U.S., where we have some of the highest construction standards in the world. Why? It’s easy to build with, strong, safe, and renewable. It’s also the right material for our planet since wood allows for a smaller carbon footprint than...
Priority Issues During August Recess
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to cut this year’s August recess short by two weeks, but federal lawmakers will still be using part of August to visit constituents at home. The American Wood Council encourages you to use this opportunity to schedule a meeting with members of...
How the Green Building Revolution is Encouraging the Wood Products Market
While it’s well known that wood products offer a wide variety of environmental benefits – typically less embodied energy, lower air and water pollution, and a lighter carbon footprint than other commonly used building materials – it can often be a challenge to translate this...
Industry Priorities for the Incoming U.S. Congress
On January 3, the 115th U.S. Congress convenes for its opening day proceedings and the first orders of official business begin. The annual budget process will commence over the coming months and Congress will largely determine federal spending allocations, including how funds are distributed by...
Tall Wood Buildings are Gaining Momentum
National Forest Products Week Recognizes the Environmental and Economic Benefits of Wood Products
The third week of every October is designated as National Forest Products Week, this year held October 16–22. Like others, we commemorate the week, an annual recognition of the many...
August Recess: An Opportune Time to Meet with Your Members of Congress
Every August, federal lawmakers take a recess from their work in Washington, D.C. and use the month to visit constituents at home. For our industry, the recess (which goes through Sept. 6) provides an opportunity to schedule a meeting with members of Congress and their staff to discuss issues...