The American Wood Council (AWC) and Canadian Wood Council (CWC) have partnered with Building Materials Reuse Association (BMRA) to develop an online North American directory outlining reuse and recycling options for wood and wood products. The website can be found at: ReuseWood.org.
The American Wood Council (AWC) is the voice of North American wood products manufacturing, representing over 75 percent of an industry that provides approximately 400,000 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.
The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) is the national association representing manufacturers of Canadian wood products used in construction. CWC is a strong advocate for the use of life-cycle assessment and communication about the environmental attributes through the use of Environmental Product Declarations. CWC provides technical and knowledge transfer services relating to codes, standards and regulations. The CWC’s vision is a ‘Wood First’ culture in North American where wood products are recognized as the sustainable building material of choice for residential and non-residential construction.
The BMRA works to create a vibrant building materials reuse economy as part of a world without waste. We do this by providing educational resources to our members in the reuse industry, and through targeted outreach and advocacy to the existing construction & demolition (C&D) industry as well as to the general public.
Our mission is to advance the recovery, reuse, and recycling of building materials in such a way to: