Responsible Wood announces Transition Policy for AS / NZS 4708 : 2021

Certificates issued to AS 4708:2013  will be recognised in the Responsible Wood and PEFC systems until 9th of March 2024 under a transition policy approved by the Board of Responsible Wood. In December 2021 Responsible Wood published the latest version of the Australian and New Zealand Standard for Sustainable Forest Management (AS / NZS 4708). Click here to register your details and download…

Going local, slow and carbon low in the 21st century updating of the drop slab hut

Covered by Gib Wetteenhall, Secretary of Ballarat Region Treegrowers (BRT)  The Drop Slab Hut was supported by the Responsible Wood Community Grants Program. For more information about the Responsible Wood Community Grants Program please visit the Responsible Wood website. The ImLal drop slab hut provides a practical and attractive example of how we might deploy eucalypts, wattles and other native…

Responsible Wood’s new standard submitted to PEFC for assessment

As featured by PEFC International Stakeholders from around the world are invited to give feedback on the revised Responsible Wood Forest Certification System. Deadline for comments is 28 April. Give your feedback. Responsible Wood revised the national forest certification system for Australia and New Zealand following the entry into force of the revised 2018 PEFC Sustainable Forest Management standard. See all system…

The Responsible Wood forest certification system submitted to PEFC for assessment

The Responsible Wood Forest Certification System has been submitted to PEFC for assessment. The public consultation, which is your chance to give your feedback on this revised system, will run from 28 February to 28 April 2022. Responsible Wood revised the national forest certification system for Australia and New Zealand following the entry into force of the revised 2018 PEFC…

Responsible Wood recognised in new Green Star Rating tools

Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, has been recognised as part of the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) new Responsible Products Framework. The new framework, which provides guidance for all building materials used in Green Star projects and will apply to all new Green Star Rating Tools published by the Green Building Council of Australia. The Responsible Wood…

Matt de Jongh joins Responsible Wood as Sustainability Manager

NEWLY-appointed sustainability manager at Responsible Wood Matt de Jongh is excited about returning to the ‘grass roots of forestry’ he knows so well. Responsible Wood CEO Simon Dorries said Mr de Jongh was well suited to the position “with a strong background in forest management, a practicing forester and a wide knowledge of the workings of government.” Mr de Jongh…

Responsible Wood, the natural choice

As fearured on the Natural Wood Floors website Deciding to install beautiful timber floors in your home is an investment for both you and the value of your house. However, with so much misinformation circling around, it can be tricky to navigate what’s sustainable and what isn’t when it comes to the timber you choose to purchase. Sustainable forest management…

The ‘radical’ re-built timber home inspired by nature

A clear vision to create a structure that emulated its rocky surrounds… AN award-winning architect inspired by nature has used cross-laminated timber and glulam in a Victorian re-build project that blends with its surrounding rocky landscape. From the remnants of an old property outside Geelong, Melbourne-based Level Architekture, together with Vistek Structural Engineers, Responsible Wood-certified Hyne Timber and XLam, ticked…