Industry Links

  • The American Wood Council (AWC) is the voice of North American wood products manufacturing, representing over 75 percent of the industry.
  • The American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) is a non-profit organization which promulgates voluntary wood preservation standards.
  • NADRA is made up of deck builders, inspectors, manufacturers, dealers/distributors, lumberyards, wholesalers, retailers, and service providers to the deck and railing industry.
  • NAWLA serves the lumber industry by creating opportunities for powerful relationship building and idea exchanges among peers, customers and prospects.
  • the Western Wood Preservers Institute (WWPI) is a nonprofit member trade organization representing the interests of the preserved wood products industry throughout western North America for more than 60 years.
  • An initiative of the Wood Products Council, WoodWorks provides free project assistance as well as education and resources related to the design of non-residential and multi-family wood buildings.
  • The Wood Naturally campaign is funded by the Softwood Lumber Board. The campaign was created in 2013 to educate and inspire homeowners and contractors to build and design with softwood lumber in, on and around the home.
  • Southern Pressure Treaters’ Association is composed of producers of industrial treated wood products,  suppliers of AWPA approved industrial preservatives and preservative components, distributors, engineers, manufacturers, academia, inspection agencies and producers of untreated wood products.

Green Building Links

  • Ecospecifier Global specializes in categorization of products into building, hospitality, health & beauty, personal care and cleaning products including categorization according to the World’s Best Building Rating Schemes such as Green Star and LEED.
  • The National Green Building Standard certification goes well beyond saying a home is energy efficient; it provides independent, third-party verification that a home, apartment building, or land development is designed and built to achieve high performance.