Just Published! Responsible Wood Summer Bulletin 2021

“And the winner is…” A highly acclaimed Australian architectural practice and an award-winning structural engineer have combined to produce the winner of the Australian certified timber prize presented by Responsible Wood. The Wildlife Retreat, a lush bushland oasis in the iconic Taronga Zoo headlines the latest Responsible Wood Bulletin. In this, a 16-page edition of the Bulletin, Responsible Wood covers…

University of Greenwich: new building impresses with state-of-the-art timber construction

As featured by PEFC International Originally constructed in the 1760s, Dreadnought Building retains its character and sense of history while providing a state-of-the-art hub with teaching and social spaces. PEFC-certified engineered timber gives it a warm and modern feel. Originally constructed in the 1760s by Greenwich Hospital as its infirmary, the building was modernized and transformed into today’s Dreadnought Building, that…

Best Use of Certified Timber Prize 2021 – World Architecture Festival announces new dates

As featured by PEFC International Architects listen up: the World Architecture Festival (WAF) now takes place 1-3 December 2021 in Lisbon. The Festival moved from the original dates in June, due to the ongoing uncertainty created by COVID-19. The entry deadline is now 7 May 2021. For the third year in a row, PEFC is sponsoring the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize. The Prize…

Responsible Wood announces Small Grants recipients

Six community groups have been awarded grants On 21 January 2021, Responsible Wood announced the successful recipients from the 2020 Small Grants Program. Responsible Wood Community Grants are awarded for collaborative community-based projects, activities or events that connect communities to Responsible Wood certified forests. The 2020 program supports local communities to connect with their nearby Responsible Wood certified forests, by…

Building with timber: for people, planet and a better future

As featured by PEFC International Timber as a construction material is on the rise, as architects, engineers and builders around the world recognize its versatility, flexibility and benefits for people and planet. Our ‘PEFC Webinar: Building a better future with certified timber’, that took place in December, saw three construction experts discussing the merits of timber. Thanks to mass engineered timber,…

Room with a view at Taronga

Described as a lush bushland oasis just a stone’s throw away from the Sydney CBD, Taronga’s newest attraction, the Wildlife Retreat, combines earthy Australian luxury with an up-close overnight experience starring the animals which call Taronga home. Located in the Australian Habitat section, the retreat consists of 62 luxury rooms and suites, a guest lodge entry pavilion and separate restaurant…

Meet the expert craftsman bringing the ‘Timber Hub’ to life

When Timber Queensland and Responsible Wood relocated to its new office, an opportunity arose for both to create a “Timber Hub” – a shared vision showcasing Responsible Wood certified Queensland timber species to visitors and stakeholders alike. Working with long term Timber Queensland members and stakeholders, the ‘Timber Hub’ has undergone a transformation with timber materials and supplies generously donated…

Jaguar Land Rover unveils the UK’s largest engineered timber roof

As featured by PEFC International Jaguar Land Rover’s Advanced Product Creation Centre has the largest engineered timber roof in the UK, reflecting the design quality and company values associated with one of Britain’s most iconic automotive businesses. Encompassing 1,512m³ of PEFC-certified glulam beams and 2,674m³ of cross laminated timber (CLT) panels manufactured by Binderholz, the engineered timber roof makes a huge design statement covering…