Environmental Product Declarations

The American Wood Council (AWC) and Canadian Wood Council (CWC) have published six environmental product declarations (EPDs) for laminated veneer lumber and wood I-joists, softwood lumber, softwood plywood, oriented strand board (OSB), and glued laminated timber (glulam). EPDs are standardized tools that provide information about the environmental footprint of the products they cover. The EPDs provide building teams with science-based information on environmental impacts and facilitate more informed building material choices.

The EPDs and accompanying transparency briefs are posted at: http://www.awc.org/greenbuilding/epd.php.