Judging of the 2022 Australian Timber Design Awards has commenced with submissions closing Friday, July 29th 2022.
Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, is proud to announce the continuation of its long running involvement in the Australian Timber Design Awards.
Now in their 23rd year, the Awards are distinguished by a proud heritage of innovation and achievement. The Awards promote and encourage outstanding timber design.
As sponsors of the Australian Certified Timber category, Responsible Wood is proud to acknowledge building projects where Australian timber is used and where credentials for sustainability and legality of wood is confirmed through Responsible Wood, PEFC, and / or FSC certification.
Reflecting on Responsible Wood’s continued involvement, Jason Ross, Marketing and Communication Officer stressed the importance of forest certification in demonstrating the sustainable origins of timber used on building project.
‘Timber is good but certified timber is much better.’
‘For the socially and environmentally conscious architect, engineer or building practitioner, forest certification is a must.’
In February 2022 Responsible Wood was recognised in the Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA) 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.
A copy of the assessment is available for download.
Onto this year’s awards where entries continue to come in thick and fast.
From the remnants of an old property outside Geelong, Melbourne-based level-ak, together with Vistek Structural Engineers, Responsible Wood-certified Hyne Timber and XLam, ticked all the boxes on the client’s brief for Royd Clan’s House – durable structure, environmental integrity, and the ability to sequester carbon.
For 2022, award winners will be featured permanently on the Australian Timber Design website, while runners-up to winners, and all participants will be acknowledged in the yearly ATDA e-Book.
Entry submissions close on July 29.
Entry details are available online at www.timberdesignawards.com.au.
For more information about Royd Clan House please look at our case study.
For more information about Responsible Wood and Sustainable Forest Management more generally please visit our website.