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The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) is an industry-funded initiative established to promote the benefits and uses of softwood lumber products in outdoor, residential, and non-residential construction.


Think Wood enables those who specify building materials to “think” wood use, and increases awareness of wood’s benefits in non-residential applications.

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American Wood Council pursues opportunities to use building standards development venues, technical research, and design tools to open new markets for softwood lumber.

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Think Wood focuses on promoting softwood lumber’s benefits for the use of structural and appearance products in, on and around the home.

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WoodWorks is designed to increase the consumption and market share of softwood lumber in multifamily and non residential construction.

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2021 Q3 REPORT

The SLB recently published its 2021 Q3 Report, which recaps the SLB’s progress in furthering wood’s positioning as an economic, biophilic, and low carbon material, based on credible environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data and reporting.

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Funded Programs

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Industry News Highlights

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Announcing the Mass Timber Competition: Building to Net-Zero Carbon

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Download the 2021-2025 Strategic Overview

SLB December eNewsletter is Now Available

🗳️ SLB Recommends Officers, Sets Goals and Budget for 2022; Programs Keep Wood’s Carbon and Sustainability Advantages Front and Center in Education and Communications | SLB December 2021 Newsletter