Timber House, Responsible Wood project certification reaches new frontier

“Exciting development as Timber House, Responsible Wood phase application now lodged” Project certification for the Timber Queensland office in Brisbane is a step closer with the project now proceeding to the final stage of project certification. Talking to Responsible Wood’s Jason Ross, SCS Global Services Nick Capobianco outlined the next steps involved in the Responsible Wood project certification process: “SCS…

Responsible Wood to deliver key wood message to teachers

“A four day whirlwind tour, where a delegation of Queensland teachers will participate in a number of activities focused on forestry education and the importance of forest certification” Responsible Wood has been invited to participate in the ForestLearning coordinated field tours and workshop at the AgForce School and Industry Partnership Program’s Food, Fibre and Agricultural Educators conference 13-17 January 2019…

Camp inspired by Tasmania’s first people receives first highly commended prize!

Awarded for the first time at the World Architecture Festival (WAF), the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize, supported by PEFC, brought extraordinary buildings and inspirations for a sustainable future in construction. Besides the winning project, the jury highlighted two more outstanding constructions… Nicola Leonardi, Koray Malhan and Mark Thompson awarded the first highly commended prize to Krakani Lumi, a…

If you ask Sean, forest certification is a non-negotiable for Responsible private foresters…

“Southern Queensland has more than 3 million hectares of private native forest but only 8000 hectares are certified. The wood message is working but much of the timber supply is uncertified and detrimental to the Responsible Wood message” In a wide ranging interview veteran forester Sean Ryan has challenged the forest industry to practice what it preaches and do more…

Happy Holiday’s from Responsible Wood to you!

Responsible Wood would like to take this opportunity to thank all members and scheme holders for their continued support over the past year. Our best wishes go to Responsible Wood members, scheme holders, our friends and supporters for the holiday season. Our regular office services will be closed from the close of business Monday 24 December 2018 and will resume on Wednesday…

A better choice of cladding with Responsible Wood

“Responsible Wood provides our customers with confirmation that the timber is sourced from a sustainable origin, it provides the ultimate trust-mark that Weathergroove panels are green, trusted, certified and Australian…” As Director and co-founder of Sydney design and construction company, Cadence and Co, Darren Mills is well versed in advising clients on building materials. When it came to selecting timber…

Responsible Wood delegation to Japan a “resounding success”

“The Japanese Government and industry expressed strong and non-discriminatory support for both international certification schemes, Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) being Responsible Wood in Australia, as well as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)” Fresh from a whirl-wind trip to Japan, Responsible Wood’s Simon Dorries hailed the Australian Forestry delegation as a resounding success. Responsible Wood was front…

Wood is Good, Certified Wood is Better. Australian timber faces up to challenges

Fresh from presenting to the PEFC General Assembly in Geneva and judging the 2018 World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam, leading Architect and Responsible Wood Director Mark Thomson outlined some of the key issues facing the Australian timber industry… The demand for radical change by the United Nations in October this year to limit global warming to a 1.5 degree global…

Responsible Wood announced as presenter at peak Sustainability Conference  

Responsible Wood set to deliver important certification and procurement message at National Sustainability Conference in Brisbane… Responsible Wood continues to make waves as forest certification is set to take the floor at the National Sustainability Conference in April 2019. The conference attracts sustainability professionals far and wide with Responsible Wood slated to deliver an important message about timber certification. According…