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…

Master Builder – A treasure in the sand dunes

Responsible Wood Timber Feature, page 65 of the Master Builder Queensland magazine  The award winning Mon Repos Turtle Centre has been featured in the latest edition of the Master Builder Queensland magazine. Commissioned by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, the centre underwent a $22 million dollar rejuvenation and showcased timber supplied by Responsible Wood Chain of Custody certificate…

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…

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…

Black Summer – From the frontline

Responsible Wood is sharing the stories from those at the frontline, managing and preserving forests amidst the 2019/2020 Australian bushfire season, Black Summer, the impact of those fires and the recovery efforts over recent months. Black Summer ran from July 2019 to February 2020 in New South Wales burning 5.37 million hectares. Forestry Corporation of NSW, managing more than 2…

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…

‘Timber Hub,’ Responsible Wood project certification takes shape

When Timber Queensland and Responsible Wood relocated to its new office, an opportunity arose for both organisations to create a “Timber Hub” showcasing Responsible Wood certified Queensland timber species to visitors and stakeholders.  Colloquially termed the “Timber Hub,” the office is a knowledge hub for the timber industry in Queensland – with Timber Queensland and Responsible Wood co-locating in a…