Canadian and American Wood Councils Jointly Release Updates for 6 Environmental Product Declarations for North American Wood Products

The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) and American Wood Council (AWC) have jointly released updates for six environmental product declarations (EPDS) for North American wood products. Originally developed in 2013, the updated cradle-to-gate EPDs include softwood lumber, plywood, oriented strand board, laminated veneer lumber, I-joists and glue-laminated lumber. EPDs are standardized tools that provide information about the environmental footprint of the products they cover. The North American wood products industry has taken its EPDs one-step further by obtaining third-party verification from the Underwriters Laboratories Environment (ULE), an independent certifier of products and their sustainability.


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Canadian Wood Council releases six updated EPDs