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World’s tallest timber tower reached structural completion using sustainable PEFC wood

Lendlease tallest, largest engineered timber office building, Brisbane, PEFC-certified, EPD

INTERNTIONAL property and infrastructure group Lendlease has completed the structure of the world’s tallest and largest engineered timber office building. It is located on the $2.9 billion renewal development site at Brisbane showgrounds in Bowen Hills. The nine-storey building is made up of 3097 individual timber elements, including 33 …

Belarus achieves PEFC re-endorsement

PEFC, Belarus

Belarus has successfully achieved PEFC re-endorsement, confirming it continues to meet PEFC’s globally recognised Sustainability Benchmarks. This re-endorsement also ensures that certified forest owners and companies in Belarus continue to benefit from the global acceptance of PEFC. The Republican Association of Forest Certification …

PEFC’s Stakeholder Dialogue calls for purposeful innovation

PEFC, Stakeholder Dialogue

Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International Once technologies have been incorporated adeptly into certification systems, there will be a shift observed where certification systems are data brokers for social and environmental performance. “If done well, it will enable more and real-time information about product flows through the supply …

PEFC: Clean cities need clean wood

PEFC, clean wood, cities

The forest industry – and its place in sustainable living – took a pivotal role at the 10th Making Cities Liveable Conference in Brisbane, Australia, last month. “Forestry is the oldest and best example of sustainable planning,” said Simon Dorries, CEO of Australian Forestry Standard (AFS). AFS, the PEFC national member …

Strengthening sustainable forest management in Myanmar

PEFC, forest certification, Myanmar

“Forest certification has the potential to greatly support Myanmar's forest sector and contribute to the ongoing reform process,” said Dr Nyi Nyi Kyaw, Director General of the Forest Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation of Government of Myanmar at the launch of a new initiative to promote sustainable …

Hungary achieves PEFC endorsement

Hungary, PEFC, endorsement, national forest certification

Hungary is the latest country to achieve PEFC endorsement of its national forest certification system. “It has been more than 15 years since the first initiative to introduce PEFC forest certification in Hungary was launched,” said Endre Schiberna, Hungarian Forest Certification Non-profit Ltd. “The latest process was funded and …

Chile embraces sustainability in construction

PEFC, accreditation, building, construction, Chile

Sustainability in Chile’s construction sector got a boost as the Chile Green Building Council signed a collaboration agreement with CertforChile, a PEFC-endorsed national member. On earlier in March, the Chile Green Building Council (GBC Chile) signed three collaboration agreements that seek to promote sustainability in the construction …