Call for public comment on Australia and New Zealand Standard for Sustainable Forest Management

Public comment is now being sought on a revised draft for the Australian / New Zealand Standard for Sustainable Forest Management – AS / NZS 4708. The Australian / New Zealand Standard, along with the Australian Standard for Chain of Custody for Forest Products (AS 4707) was developed by Responsible Wood and are key components of the Responsible Wood Certification…

Black summer – the work ahead

Responsible Wood is sharing the stories from those at the frontline, managing and preserving forests amidst the 2019/2020 Australian bushfire season, Black Summer, the impact of those fires and the recovery efforts over recent months. In the second of this three-part series, we look at the impact on the forest infrastructure and the recovery efforts post-fire. Following the 2019-20 bushfire…

The Rye by Tikari in London: sustainable living, with a difference

As featured by PEFC International The Rye by Tikari Works, a building of ten apartments just outside London, has seen PEFC-certified cross laminated timber (CLT) once again prove a sustainable and structural success. The four duplex apartments are designed with an upside-down arrangement. While the bedrooms are located at entry level, the living space is above to maximise access to light…

Black Summer – From the frontline

Responsible Wood is sharing the stories from those at the frontline, managing and preserving forests amidst the 2019/2020 Australian bushfire season, Black Summer, the impact of those fires and the recovery efforts over recent months. Black Summer ran from July 2019 to February 2020 in New South Wales burning 5.37 million hectares. Forestry Corporation of NSW, managing more than 2…

Celebrating construction with timber – Enter your project into the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize!

As featured by PEFC International Timber as a construction material can do so much more than meets the eye. It looks good and is easy to work with, but also brings enormous benefits for our planet. Did you know that global CO2 emissions could be reduced by 31% if builders used wood instead of steel and concrete? To highlight outstanding constructions using…

Regent’s Park Theatre London: timber performs perfectly

As featured by PEFC International Regent’s Park Open AirTheatre in London has used PEFC-certified cross laminated timber (CLT) to provide a stunning series of sustainable buildings. Opened in the 1930s, the theatre undertook a re-development project in 2012, using CLT for a series of buildings designed by Haworth Tompkins Architects and erected by Eurban. A new backstage area was built, comprising an office block, dressing…

‘Timber Hub,’ Responsible Wood project certification takes shape

When Timber Queensland and Responsible Wood relocated to its new office, an opportunity arose for both organisations to create a “Timber Hub” showcasing Responsible Wood certified Queensland timber species to visitors and stakeholders.  Colloquially termed the “Timber Hub,” the office is a knowledge hub for the timber industry in Queensland – with Timber Queensland and Responsible Wood co-locating in a…

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…

Master Builders: Sydney Metro sets benchmark with project certification

Responsible Wood Timber Feature, page 61 of the Master Builder New South Wales magazine The Sydney Metro project, the first fully automated metropolitan rail system in Australia has been featured in the latest Master Builders New South Wales magazine. Stage 1 of the project, the first project in Australia to achieve Responsible Wood project certification, the Sydney Metro Northwest, is…

We have a lot to thank our forests for

As featured by PEFC International Responsible Wood has scanned the world for positive stories from the forest. This July, we hear from Kjell Wiklund, a runner up in our 2019 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. Kjell tells us about his photo ‘Forest in Furudal’ and why it is so important to take care of our forests. How do you feel…