Sustainable and responsible forestry, the key to our future

International Day of Forests – Sunday, 21 March 2021 Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, has celebrated the role that sustainable forest management has played in preserving forests now and for the future. Responsible Wood is the Australian National Governing Body for PEFC in Australia – and manager of the Australian Standard for Sustainable Forest Management. PEFC forest certification plays…

The ‘Timber Hub’ is now Responsible Wood certified

Timber Queensland’s ‘Timber Hub’ achieves Responsible Wood and PEFC project certification ahead of office opening. WHEN Timber Queensland relocated to the northern Brisbane suburb of Kedron a new fit-out provided an opportunity to create a ‘timber hub’ showcasing Queensland specialised timber species. Adding to the complexity, the “Timber Hub” committed to achieve Responsible Wood project certification using timber and services…

Strumming to the tune of plywood as world’s largest guitar stars at festival

As featured in the Timber and Forestry E News WOOD scientists at the DAF Salisbury Research Facility and a leading manufacturer of Responsible Wood-certified premium grade plywoods have partnered with architects and academics to produce the world’s largest acoustic guitar – centrepiece for Brisbane’s Curiosity Festival, a 17-day celebration of science, art and tech, which starts this Saturday, the 13th…

Webinar: sustainably engineered wood for a low carbon future

MORE than 80 attendees have participated in New Zealand Green Building Council’s latest ‘plugged-in’ products and materials webinar series. Engineered timber as a construction material is on the rise, as architects, engineers and builders around the world recognise its versatility, flexibility and benefits for people and the planet. In the New Zealand Green Building Council’s latest ‘plugged-in’ webinar series occurring…

Responsible Wood to present at NZ Green Building Council webinar series

Sustainability champion Responsible Wood will present at a New Zealand Green Building Council webinar series, 12pm (NZST) and 10am (AEDT) on March 10 2021. The webinar – Sustainably Sourced Engineered Wood for a Low Carbon Future – will hear from panel of experts discussing the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and the future of engineered wood products.…

Risks to Economic Recovery in 2021: Implications on the Future Growth and Sustainability

As featured by PEFC International 2020 was without a doubt one of the most traumatic years for the global economy in recent memory. It appears increasingly likely that 2021 will be a year of recovery for the global economy – and will bring new opportunities for the natural rubber sector. Still, the pandemic is not over, and 2021 will also prove…

Winning Homes 2020 – Beautiful, Natural, Sustainable and Responsible

East Ballarat House, the treehouse in the goldfields, has been featured in ‘Winning Homes’ – the 2020 Master Builders Victoria Excellence in Housing Awards. A finalist in the 2019 Australian Timber Design Awards – Australian Certified Timber, the custom-build showcases Responsible Wood-certified Silvertop Ash hardwood cladding and Stringybark decking. Responsible Wood is Australia’s largest forest certification scheme and is used…

Tomorrow’s Timber Talks – Towards the next building revolution

As featured by PEFC International Did you know that building and construction work accounts for 36% of global energy use and 39% of energy-related CO2 emissions? Architects and those working in the construction sector have a key role in combating climate change by shifting to sustainable construction. Trees play a vital part in combatting climate change, as they absorb CO2 while growing.…