WASHINGTON - American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement regarding the Council of Environmental Quality's (CEQ) release of their “Climate and Natural Resources Priority Agenda” today.
“CEQ’s recommendations echo important facts about the wood products industry. Wood is a renewable resource and a cost-effective building material which helps reduce environmental impacts by storing carbon through its life.
“The agenda outlines a commitment to advancing wood as a building material, which includes encouraging building code changes to allow seven- to 15-story wooden buildings. Wood-frame structures that meet the most current building codes and standards will make communities less vulnerable in the face of extreme events and weather, and provide long-term savings to businesses, households and insurers.”
The American Wood Council (AWC) is the voice of North American wood products manufacturing, representing over 75 percent of an industry that provides more than 360,000 men and women with family-wage jobs. AWC members make products that are essential to everyday life from a renewable resource that absorbs and sequesters carbon. Staff experts develop state-of-the-art engineering data, technology, and standards for wood products to assure their safe and efficient design, as well as provide information on wood design, green building, and environmental regulations. AWC also advocates for balanced government policies that affect wood products.
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