Penguin Parade Visitor Centre: A sustainable new timber home for Australia’s penguins

As featured by PEFC International The most-visited tourism destination of the Australian state Victoria has an award-winning visitor centre which uses certified timber to achieve a delicate balance between landscape and built form, and between people and wildlife habitat Achieving this balance was a challenge facing Terroir Architects when designing the new Penguin Parade Visitor Centre on Victoria’s Phillip Island, where visitors since the 1920s have…

Slab hut launch: economic advantages to grow local for forest communities

As featured in the Timber and Forestry E News How native timbers can advance habitat creation and a sustainable resource THE launch of a 21st century drop slab hut in the ImLaL bio-rich plantation at Ballarat, Vic, marks the first project completed under Responsible Wood’s Small Grants initiative. The ceremony, organised by Ballarat Region Treegrowers, the local branch of 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…

Celebrating power of forests for good

As featured in the Timber & Forestry E News DELEGATES to the Doing Timber Business in Queensland were briefed on the historic trans-Tasman sustainable forest management standard (AS / NZS 4708) by Simon Dorries, CEO, Responsible Wood. The standard will provide common benchmarks for certified Australian and New Zealand forests. “The new standard, scheduled for release later this year, will…

Lincoln Castle Goes for Glulam

As featured by PEFC International PEFC-certified timber stars in the first new building to be built within the grounds of the 11th Century Lincoln Castle for over 100 years. The new building, a Heritage Skills Education Centre, is next to Lincoln Castle in Eastern England, and comprises PEFC-certified glulam columns, roof beams and bar bracing, installed by Pasquill, the UK’s largest roof truss supplier. The…

Sustainable and responsible forestry, the key to our future

International Day of Forests – Sunday, 21 March 2021 Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, has celebrated the role that sustainable forest management has played in preserving forests now and for the future. Responsible Wood is the Australian National Governing Body for PEFC in Australia – and manager of the Australian Standard for Sustainable Forest Management. PEFC forest certification plays…

The ‘Timber Hub’ is now Responsible Wood certified

Timber Queensland’s ‘Timber Hub’ achieves Responsible Wood and PEFC project certification ahead of office opening. WHEN Timber Queensland relocated to the northern Brisbane suburb of Kedron a new fit-out provided an opportunity to create a ‘timber hub’ showcasing Queensland specialised timber species. Adding to the complexity, the “Timber Hub” committed to achieve Responsible Wood project certification using timber and services…