More than 100 years of combined experience
The Sustainable Wood team brings together a range of expertise, knowledge and skills. Combined we have more than 100 years’ experience providing forest and timber sector consultancy and analysis and reporting on wood industry technical, trade, policy and environmental issues and news.
In our news and information provision, we provide independent commentary and reports on developments in forest and wood product legality verification and sustainability certification. We cover advances in sustainable forest management and cultivation and sustainability focused innovation in timber processing and wood application, from building to manufacturing. We look at latest wood end of life approaches and their impacts.
Olympian efforts in wood building
The French timber industry says it has succeeded in its ambition to make the Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics a showcase for wood-based building. This, it believes, will help give the sector new impetus in France, further aided by a multi-certification scheme timber traceability tool developed specially for the Games.
Investing against climate change
If it can be made from fossils, there’s an increasing chance, thanks to latest scientific and technological advances, that it can be made using low carbon wood and other bio-based materials. That’s the premise behind the creation of the UB Forest Industry Green Growth Fund (UB FIGG).
London timber building height record broken
The new tallest timber building in the City of London has officially opened. TOG has a total of 72 workspace properties, covering 3.1 million ft2, but the Black & White Building is its first purpose-built premises.