Responsible Wood, forest certification key features in forest science course

 “Week long courses in Forest and Wood Science tailored for the forest products industry” Invited by the Gottstein Trust to present as part of the 2019 Forest Science course, Responsible Wood CEO, Simon Dorries, reiterated the importance of forest certification in verifying the origin of forest products and demonstrating timber legality. “Responsible Wood in Australia, and PEFC throughout the globe,…

Responsible Wood, PEFC meets with the NZGBC to discuss Green Star and Home Star timber credits 

“PEFC, forest certification can be used to verify origin of timber for material credits” Meeting with representatives from the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) Responsible Wood Marketing and Communications Officer, Jason Ross, discussed forest certification and how it can be used to verify the origin of timber materials for Green Star and Home Star projects. “When it comes to…

Responsible Wood excited by NZ interest in new forest standard

“New Zealand and Australian stakeholders identified, as time frames for joint forestry standard takes shape” Fresh from returning to Australia after a challenging itinerary involving meetings in Wellington, Napier, Gisborne and Auckland, Simon Dorries, Responsible Wood CEO, has been ‘blown away’ by the response of New Zealanders towards developing a new Trans-Tasman forestry standard. “This has been a long time…

Responsible Wood, more than just a trust issue for Austral Plywoods

Tucked away in the side streets of Tennyson, an inner city suburb in Brisbane, Austral Plywoods is an institution, a leading supplier of premium grade Australian plywood, with origins dating back to 1925. Using 100% Hoop Pine, sourced from HQPlantations, a Responsible Wood certified softwood plantation in South East Queensland, Austral Plywoods manufactures a wide range of panel products, specialising…

We have a winner! International House, Sydney claims coveted WAF design prize!

The wait has come to an end! At an impressive gala dinner with over 1000 attendees, the jury of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) awarded the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize, supported by PEFC. We are delighted to announce that the winner is the International House in Sydney, designed by Tzannes architecture and built by Lendlease with PEFC-certified cross laminated timber (CLT) supplied by Stora Enso. A prime…

Responsible Wood goes Trans-Tasman as momentum builds for new standard

“Call for nominations as historic joint standard forest standard remains on course” Responsible Wood is set to travel to New Zealand as impetus builds towards a historic joint Australian and New Zealand standard for Sustainable Forest Management. Meeting with New Zealand government officials, the New Zealand Green Building Council and a range of PEFC accredited Sustainable Forest Management and Chain…

The Tiny Timber Home Making a Very Big Difference

The Peak, Melbourne Since the 1950’s Australia’s average free-standing house size has more than doubled, yet the number of occupants in the average home has halved. In fact, Australians are building the second-biggest freestanding houses in the world behind the US at an average of 230.8 square metres. But one new Melbourne business is proving that bigger is not always…

Responsible Wood, the only endorsed Australian Standard for forest certification

Responsible Wood continues to grow from strength to strength with more than 11 million hectares of Australian Forests now under certification… Responding to a story recently published on the ABC Responsible Wood CEO, Simon Dorries, is well equipped with the facts, figures and features when it comes to sustainable forest management. “Responsible Wood operates the only forest certification scheme that…