timber

Forest Stewardship Council under fire from green groups

UPDATED October 31: The Forest Stewardship Council Australia is under fire from an unlikely quarter, with key environment groups calling for the FSC to rescind the Controlled Wood standard accreditation…

First industry-wide EPD for timber registered

The sustainability case for timber in building will now be easier to quantify, with the Australian timber industry this week registering the first industry-wide Environmental Product Declaration as part of…

How wood is good for creating healthier buildings

According to a growing swathe of research, timber used as a material for interiors and furnishings can enhance human wellbeing and contribute to improved indoor environment quality, from maintaining a…

Timber goes even taller in Vancouver

Canadian developer PortLiving is set to build a 19-storey mixed-use residential project that will be Vancouver’s tallest hybrid timber tower. The Terrace House project has been designed by Shigeru Ban…

Materials of the future – they’re here

Just like climate change these materials are not of the future – they are here now. And their development must be accelerated if we want to reach zero carbon or better.