PEFC Chain of Custody Refresher Training

Auditors, reviewers, and certification decision makers are invited to express interest in an online PEFC recognised chain of custody refresher training on the 2nd and 3rd of September 2021.  It will only be held if there is sufficient interest to warrant holding the course. Please register your interest promptly. This refresher training is designed for qualified PEFC auditors, reviewers or…

Celebrating our rainforests on World Rainforest Day

As featured by PEFC International We are a proud partner of the World Rainforest Day initiative, organized by the Rainforest Partnership to celebrate World Rainforest Day. Taking place on 22 June, World Rainforest Day is a collaborative effort to raise awareness and encourage action to protect the world’s rainforests. Did you know that rainforests cover less than 3% of the Earth’s area, but…

Responsible Wood hosts product trends, trademarks and declarations webinar

thinkstep-anz and Responsible Wood combine for webinar… As Australia’s green building market continues to grow there is an increasing appetite for sustainable building and construction products. In their latest webinar, Responsible Wood, the Australian National Governing Body for PEFC, showed how the wood industry can make the most out of the opportunities now available. The webinar covered the advantages of…

Sustainable products trends, trademarks, and declarations

thinkstep-anz and Responsible Wood combine for webinar… As Australia’s green building market continues to grow there is an increasing appetite for sustainable building and construction products. In their upcoming webinar, Responsible Wood, the Australian National Governing Body for PEFC, will show how the wood industry can make the most out of the opportunities now available. The webinar will cover the…

Building for our planet – how architects can help combat climate change

As featured by PEFC International Did you know that building and construction work accounts for 39% of energy-related CO2 emissions? Architects and those working in the construction sector have the power to change this. They play a key role in combatting climate change by shifting to sustainable construction. Concrete and steel are among the most frequently used construction materials. But they emit high amounts of…

Responsible Wood to host responsible products trends, trademarks, and declarations webinar

Product trends, trademarks, and declarations webinar scheduled for 12.30pm until 1.30pm Wednesday, June 16, 2021.  Building with certified wood is brilliant for the planet, our health, and the economy. In addition, buying locally certified wood reduces our carbon footprint and supports local communities connected to sustainable forest management. Join Responsible Wood as we host a special webinar with thinkstep-anz examining…

Getting to nub of biophilics at Timber Hub

As featured in the Timber and Forestry E News QUEENSLAND’S Timber Hub office in Brisbane was the perfect venue to talk to interior design students about wood and biophilics, the practice of connecting people and nature within built environments and communities. Allied to the WoodSolutions technical program, Timber Queensland last week hosted two groups of TAFE diploma of building design…

PEFC International launches ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ Photo Contest

As featured by PEFC International Launched to celebrate Earth Day, the ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ Photo Contest is back! For the fifth time, we are inviting professional and amateur photographers to submit their best forest photos, for the chance to become the 2021 PEFC Photographer of the Year. Colourful trees, forest landscapes, children playing, people working or animals living in the…

Responsible Wood to present at UN Sustainability Forum

As featured in the Timber and Forestry E News AUSTRALIA’S largest forest certification scheme, Responsible Wood, will showcase at the United Nations and Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum in Melbourne this month. Some 40 entrepreneurs, universities, government agencies, not for profits and schools will showcase what they are doing to progress sustainability development goals (SDGs). With a focus on the 17…

The World Architecture Festival’s Best Use of Certified Timber Prize – Enter your project now!

As featured by PEFC International Are you an architect or part of a project team building with certified timber? Take your chance to gain recognition by the renowned World Architecture Festival (WAF) for your commitment to building with sustainable timber. The World Architecture Festival takes place 1-3 December 2021 in Lisbon. Entries are open until 7 May 2021. Enter your project…