Responsible Wood to feature in new webinar series

Tasmanian Timber Webinar Series: Responsible Wood launches Wednesday, the 23rd of September 2020 at 1pm Courtesy of Claire Bennett, Tasmanian Timber Consumers and professionals want to be assured that the timber products they specify or purchase are coming from responsibly and sustainably managed forests. But with multiple certification schemes available in Australia, it’s hard to know what the best environmental…

Responsible Wood inspires student to great heights

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – 12/03/2020 ‘UQ Student Bridget Scanlan announced as winner of the inaugural Responsible Wood Civil Engineering prize’ A GRADUATE structural engineer at the University of Queensland has been awarded the inaugural Responsible Wood Civil Engineering Prize for excellence in timber design. Bridget Scanlan is investigating computational tools for residential timber design for her final-year thesis at the University…

Responsible Wood to showcase at UN Australia Sustainability Forum

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – 28/02/2020 ‘The United Nations Association of Australia announce program for Sustainability Partnerships Forum, Responsible Wood to exhibit in special showcase’ Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, will participate in the 2020 UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum in Melbourne, April 15 and 16 2020.      With a focus on the 17 Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) ratified by…

Responsible Wood to feature at National Sustainability Conference

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – 19/02/2020 Responsible Wood announced as 2020 National Sustainability Conference exhibit as #NCS2020 program is finalised Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, has been announced as a key exhibit at the 2020 National Sustainability Conference in Brisbane. Running Monday, April 27 and Tuesday, April 28 at the Calile Hotel in Brisbane, the packed program features Responsible Wood…

PEFC supports the NZ Wood Awards

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 11/02/2020 ‘Finalists announced as PEFC New Zealand supports peak design awards’ PEFC, the world’s largest forest certification scheme, has thrown its support behind a new Innovation Award – Wood & Fibre Products & Technology Innovation Award – to be presented at a Gala Awards Dinner in Auckland on March 26 2020. The announcement follows the release…

1000 year old Chinese structures inspired award-winning student

‘Student architect Monique Pousson wins university Responsible Wood prize’ BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND – 02/12/2019 PASSIONATE about global forest management and sustainable buildings, student architect Monique Pousson was gratified to receive a Responsible Wood award for her performance in structural timber design at a special donors’ lunch in Brisbane last Thursday. Twenty-seven academic and merit awards were presented at at the Lightspace…

Field Trip sees the forest for the trees

‘Leading building professionals participate in landmark Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Tour’ ALBURY, NEW SOUTH WALES – 28/11/2019                 Finding 20 of Australia’s leading architects, engineers, builders and developers in a Tumbarumba plantation forest, in the heart of the Forestry Corporation of NSW softwood pine plantations is not an everyday sight. But with motivated architects, engineers, builders and developers increasingly looking to…

Close to the Edge – Responsible Wood to feature at peak Balustrade Conference

‘Responsible Wood Director Mark Thomson to present the case for certification’ Forest certification plays an all-important role in ensuring that timber rails and balustrades meet key social and environmental expectations. As Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, Responsible Wood certification is an important step to ensure timber railing and balustrades are source from responsibly managed forests and demonstrate a valid chain…

View from the USA – Responsible Wood at SFI Conference

Responsible Wood Director, Australian representative and judge at the World Architecture Festival Mark Thomson was invited to present to the 2019 SFI Annual Conference in Richmond, Virginia… RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, USA – 23/10/2019 Covered by Mark Thomson, Responsible Wood Director My first sign of a unique conference experience appeared, when I checked into the Conference Hotel. The Reception issued hotel key…