A world first: 5-storey hotel made of PEFC-certified timber opened in Austria

As featured by PEFC International The vision to build a hotel entirely of wood has become a reality in the 5* Green Spa Hotel MalisGarten. The hotel opened in June in the Zillertal valley in Austria. MalisGarten is the world’s first 5-storey hotel made entirely of solid wood. PEFC-certified glue laminated timber (binderholz glulam) and cross laminated timber (binderholz CLT BBS) supplied…

Responsible Wood launches Small Grants Program

On 20 August 2020, Responsible Wood launched its new Small Grants Program aimed at supporting local communities connected to Responsible Wood certified forests around Australia. The program provides access to local communities connected to Responsible Wood certified forests, supporting community groups in developing positive projects in their local area. Responsible Wood Community Grants are awarded for collaborative community-based projects, activities…

Call for public comment on Australia and New Zealand Standard for Sustainable Forest Management

Public comment is now being sought on a revised draft for the Australian / New Zealand Standard for Sustainable Forest Management – AS / NZS 4708. The Australian / New Zealand Standard, along with the Australian Standard for Chain of Custody for Forest Products (AS 4707) was developed by Responsible Wood and are key components of the Responsible Wood Certification…

The Rye by Tikari in London: sustainable living, with a difference

As featured by PEFC International The Rye by Tikari Works, a building of ten apartments just outside London, has seen PEFC-certified cross laminated timber (CLT) once again prove a sustainable and structural success. The four duplex apartments are designed with an upside-down arrangement. While the bedrooms are located at entry level, the living space is above to maximise access to light…

Celebrating construction with timber – Enter your project into the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize!

As featured by PEFC International Timber as a construction material can do so much more than meets the eye. It looks good and is easy to work with, but also brings enormous benefits for our planet. Did you know that global CO2 emissions could be reduced by 31% if builders used wood instead of steel and concrete? To highlight outstanding constructions using…

Regent’s Park Theatre London: timber performs perfectly

As featured by PEFC International Regent’s Park Open AirTheatre in London has used PEFC-certified cross laminated timber (CLT) to provide a stunning series of sustainable buildings. Opened in the 1930s, the theatre undertook a re-development project in 2012, using CLT for a series of buildings designed by Haworth Tompkins Architects and erected by Eurban. A new backstage area was built, comprising an office block, dressing…

We have a lot to thank our forests for

As featured by PEFC International Responsible Wood has scanned the world for positive stories from the forest. This July, we hear from Kjell Wiklund, a runner up in our 2019 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. Kjell tells us about his photo ‘Forest in Furudal’ and why it is so important to take care of our forests. How do you feel…

Giving a voice to the people: How forest certification improves lives

As featured by PEFC International Join us next Wednesday for our latest ‘In conversation with…’ webinar! We’ll be joined by Coen van der Veer from Building and Wood Worker’s International (BWI) to discuss how forest certification improves the lives of the people living and working in the forest. The webinar is free to attend and takes place 15 July at 19:00-20:00…