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…

Responsible Wood announces Small Grants recipients

Six community groups have been awarded grants On 21 January 2021, Responsible Wood announced the successful recipients from the 2020 Small Grants Program. Responsible Wood Community Grants are awarded for collaborative community-based projects, activities or events that connect communities to Responsible Wood certified forests. The 2020 program supports local communities to connect with their nearby Responsible Wood certified forests, by…

Building with timber: for people, planet and a better future

As featured by PEFC International Timber as a construction material is on the rise, as architects, engineers and builders around the world recognize its versatility, flexibility and benefits for people and planet. Our ‘PEFC Webinar: Building a better future with certified timber’, that took place in December, saw three construction experts discussing the merits of timber. Thanks to mass engineered timber,…

Meet the expert craftsman bringing the ‘Timber Hub’ to life

When Timber Queensland and Responsible Wood relocated to its new office, an opportunity arose for both to create a “Timber Hub” – a shared vision showcasing Responsible Wood certified Queensland timber species to visitors and stakeholders alike. Working with long term Timber Queensland members and stakeholders, the ‘Timber Hub’ has undergone a transformation with timber materials and supplies generously donated…

Jaguar Land Rover unveils the UK’s largest engineered timber roof

As featured by PEFC International Jaguar Land Rover’s Advanced Product Creation Centre has the largest engineered timber roof in the UK, reflecting the design quality and company values associated with one of Britain’s most iconic automotive businesses. Encompassing 1,512m³ of PEFC-certified glulam beams and 2,674m³ of cross laminated timber (CLT) panels manufactured by Binderholz, the engineered timber roof makes a huge design statement covering…

PEFC-certified Christmas trees illuminate across the world

As featured by PEFC International Christmas is nearly here and Christmas trees are lighting up city centres, spreading seasonal splendour. Once again, several European cities have chosen PEFC-certified Christmas trees – for a sustainable celebration. “It is wonderful to see that so many prominent places have chosen Christmas trees from sustainably managed, PEFC-certified forests,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International.…

Responsible Wood looks to 2021!

As featured in the Timber and Forestry E News Standard development work underpins busy 2021 Responsible Wood schedule… Between the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the impact of the 2019-20 summer bushfires, 2020 has been a year like no other. As we move into 2021, Responsible Wood is looking forward to what lies ahead. The publication of the historic…

Responsible Wood commits to Australian Made

Responsible Wood has re-committed to the Australian Made Campaign. As custodian of the Australian standards for Sustainable Forest Management (AS 4708) and Chain of Custody for Forest Products (AS 4707), the organisation is strongly aligned to the campaign. “The famous Australian Made, Australian Grown certification trademark is the true mark of Aussie authenticity, recognised widely and underpinned by a third…