thinkstep-anz and Responsible Wood combine for webinar…

As Australia’s green building market continues to grow there is an increasing appetite for sustainable building and construction products. In their upcoming webinar, Responsible Wood, the Australian National Governing Body for PEFC, will show how the wood industry can make the most out of the opportunities now available. The webinar will cover the advantages of existing tools such as Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and new trademarks for Responsible Wood.

Building with certified wood benefits the planet, our health, and the economy. thinkstep-anz’s Head of Strategy & Impact Nicole Sullivan and Principal Consultant Steve Mitchell will join Responsible Wood’s CEO Simon Dorries to discuss these benefits. With considerable expertise in the Australian green building arena, Nicole, Steve, and Simon will draw on their experience with the timber industry, EPDs, product certification schemes, and rating frameworks. The webinar will be held on Wednesday 16 June 2021.

Before joining thinkstep-anz, Nicole was Senior Manager of Green Star Solutions at the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), where she led the development of the Responsible Products Framework for the new Green Star Buildings rating tool. She has a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of New South Wales. Steve Mitchell is a qualified sustainability professional specialising in areas including sustainable timber and wood products, and LCA-based environmental certification for buildings, construction, and other products. He co-authored the first Australian timber industry EPDs registered with EPD Australasia and is the current Chair of EPD Australasia.

Simon has extensive experience in product certification, technical promotion, education and training, standards and codes development, brand promotion and recognition, and research and development. Prior to joining Responsible Wood Simon spent nine years as Chief Executive of the Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia.

The webinar will be highly relevant for those in the timber industry, along with the wider building and construction industries. It will provide a chance to better understand how tools such as the EPD and new trademarks fit into the bigger picture to create a sustainable built environment.

For more information contact:

Jason Ross, Marketing and Communications Officer, Responsible Wood on (07) 3359 1758 or 0448 190 055,