Strumming to the tune of plywood as world’s largest guitar stars at festival

As featured in the Timber and Forestry E News WOOD scientists at the DAF Salisbury Research Facility and a leading manufacturer of Responsible Wood-certified premium grade plywoods have partnered with architects and academics to produce the world’s largest acoustic guitar – centrepiece for Brisbane’s Curiosity Festival, a 17-day celebration of science, art and tech, which starts this Saturday, the 13th…

Webinar: sustainably engineered wood for a low carbon future

MORE than 80 attendees have participated in New Zealand Green Building Council’s latest ‘plugged-in’ products and materials webinar series. Engineered timber as a construction material is on the rise, as architects, engineers and builders around the world recognise its versatility, flexibility and benefits for people and the planet. In the New Zealand Green Building Council’s latest ‘plugged-in’ webinar series occurring…

Responsible Wood to present at NZ Green Building Council webinar series

Sustainability champion Responsible Wood will present at a New Zealand Green Building Council webinar series, 12pm (NZST) and 10am (AEDT) on March 10 2021. The webinar – Sustainably Sourced Engineered Wood for a Low Carbon Future – will hear from panel of experts discussing the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and the future of engineered wood products.…

Risks to Economic Recovery in 2021: Implications on the Future Growth and Sustainability

As featured by PEFC International 2020 was without a doubt one of the most traumatic years for the global economy in recent memory. It appears increasingly likely that 2021 will be a year of recovery for the global economy – and will bring new opportunities for the natural rubber sector. Still, the pandemic is not over, and 2021 will also prove…

Tomorrow’s Timber Talks – Towards the next building revolution

As featured by PEFC International Did you know that building and construction work accounts for 36% of global energy use and 39% of energy-related CO2 emissions? Architects and those working in the construction sector have a key role in combating climate change by shifting to sustainable construction. Trees play a vital part in combatting climate change, as they absorb CO2 while growing.…

Sky: educational building showcases certified timber

As featured by PEFC International At its headquarters in West London, satellite broadcaster Sky has built a new educational facility using PEFC-certified engineered timber. Under the banner of Believe in Better Buildings (BiBB), the building reflects the company’s sustainable aspirations. The first multi-storey timber commercial office in the UK, it demonstrates the use of offsite prefabrication and timber construction to achieve a…

Just Published! Responsible Wood Summer Bulletin 2021

“And the winner is…” A highly acclaimed Australian architectural practice and an award-winning structural engineer have combined to produce the winner of the Australian certified timber prize presented by Responsible Wood. The Wildlife Retreat, a lush bushland oasis in the iconic Taronga Zoo headlines the latest Responsible Wood Bulletin. In this, a 16-page edition of the Bulletin, Responsible Wood covers…

University of Greenwich: new building impresses with state-of-the-art timber construction

As featured by PEFC International Originally constructed in the 1760s, Dreadnought Building retains its character and sense of history while providing a state-of-the-art hub with teaching and social spaces. PEFC-certified engineered timber gives it a warm and modern feel. Originally constructed in the 1760s by Greenwich Hospital as its infirmary, the building was modernized and transformed into today’s Dreadnought Building, that…

Best Use of Certified Timber Prize 2021 – World Architecture Festival announces new dates

As featured by PEFC International Architects listen up: the World Architecture Festival (WAF) now takes place 1-3 December 2021 in Lisbon. The Festival moved from the original dates in June, due to the ongoing uncertainty created by COVID-19. The entry deadline is now 7 May 2021. For the third year in a row, PEFC is sponsoring the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize. The Prize…