‘New concept’ motorway service area: welcoming and sustainable thanks to PEFC-certified timber

As featured by PEFC International PEFC-certified timber was used to realize Leeds Skelton Lakes Services, a ‘new concept’ motorway service area in Leeds, United Kingdom. The construction used cross laminated timber (CLT), glulam and cassette panels made from PEFC-certified spruce. Designed by Corstorphine + Wright architects, the scheme brings together a wide range of popular food, beverage and leisure brands, as well as a business…

2021 PEFC Photo Contest – Magical forests impress PEFC Spain’s jury

As featured by PEFC International The 2021 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ national photo contests have come to an end, and our national members are presenting their winners. PEFC Spain is the first to announce the stunning winning photos of their contest, which had the theme “Caring for Forests”. All national winners will enter the international contest for the chance to become…

Responsible Wood calls for nominations for Richard Stanton Award

Responsible Wood is calling for nominations in this year’s coveted Richard Stanton Memorial Award for Excellence in Forest Management or Chain of Custody.  This is the sixth year of the award which pays tribute to a man who devoted his life to sustainable forest management in Australia and internationally. Richard Stanton was CEO and national secretary of Australian Forestry Standard…

Forests come in all shapes and sizes

Forests come in all shapes and sizes, from large state or company-managed forests to small family and community forests. Responsible Wood certification provides assurances that forests are managed to meet challenging environmental, social, and economic requirements – balancing people, planet, and profit. To be featured in the next Australian Forests & Timber Covered by Jason Ross, Responsible Wood Marketing and…

Turning with the grain

To be featured in the next Australasian Timber Magazine Covered by Jason Ross, Responsible Wood Marketing and Communications Officer Introducing Darryl Freestone, the master craftsman behind Wood n Dream. From his workshop in Richmond, Tasmania, Darryl casts an impressive figure. With a background in the hard and fast print industry, Darryl sought the clean air and relaxed lifestyle from a…

Celebrating our rainforests on World Rainforest Day

As featured by PEFC International We are a proud partner of the World Rainforest Day initiative, organized by the Rainforest Partnership to celebrate World Rainforest Day. Taking place on 22 June, World Rainforest Day is a collaborative effort to raise awareness and encourage action to protect the world’s rainforests. Did you know that rainforests cover less than 3% of the Earth’s area, but…

Adventurous UQ students on the right track with durable timber bridge model

TIMBER building materials produced from sustainably-grown local plantations and the benefits this brings to reducing carbon output are the thrusts of a prize-winning project by two University of Queensland civil engineering students. Duncan Hossy and William Webster were awarded Responsible Wood Civil Engineering prizes for excellence in timber design for two bridges at the Brisbane Valley Adventure Rail Trail. The…

Sustainable products trends, trademarks, and declarations

thinkstep-anz and Responsible Wood combine for webinar… As Australia’s green building market continues to grow there is an increasing appetite for sustainable building and construction products. In their upcoming webinar, Responsible Wood, the Australian National Governing Body for PEFC, will show how the wood industry can make the most out of the opportunities now available. The webinar will cover the…