American Wood Council supports push for more mass timber construction

By Andy Carlo
The HBS Dealer
December 21, 2023
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: United States

The American Wood Council (AWC) issued a statement from president and CEO Jackson Morrill the announcement out of COP28 that 17 countries, including the United States, are pushing for the use of more mass timber in construction. “AWC applauds the U.S. government’s leadership in endorsing a stated commitment to develop and implement policies and practices that reduce the carbon footprint of the built environment through greater use of sustainably sourced wood products. “American wood products today represent an existing, proven pathway to significantly reduce the greenhouse gas impacts of the built environment. Sustainably managed forests and the wood products they produce can and should be an important component of the overall strategy to reduce the U.S. carbon footprint. …The AWC says it represents 87% of the structural wood products industry.

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