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Planet Ark's Environmental Edge

Friday, 3rd Jun 2011

Going to air under the new Planet Ark Environmental Edge brand, a new television commercial highlights the fact that wood stores carbon and that this is an environmental positive. Presented by award-winning architect and host of Grand Designs Austrslia, Peter Maddison, the... Read more

Multi-storey Wooden Building Planned for Melbourne

Tuesday, 1st Mar 2011

The renewed international interest in timber as a structural material has been highlighted by a recent announcement in Melbourne. Grocon plans to build Delta, a ten storey, 50 apartment, timber building as part of the redevelopment of the Carlton United Breweries site. ... Read more

Australian Timber Design Awards

Wednesday, 21st Jul 2010

Wood. Naturally Better.™ is proud to be sponsoring the Australian Timber Design Awards. One of Australia's most prestigious national design competitions, the Awards aim to promote and encourage outstanding timber design in the built environment professions. Now... Read more

WoodSolutions 2010 – Innovation, inspiration, design.

Monday, 28th Jun 2010

An innovative one-day forum, WoodSolutions 2010 presents an inspiring new look at one of the world’s increasingly popular materials. For environmental, aesthetic and economic reasons, contemporary designs are featuring wood in structures ranging from public to... Read more

See us at designEX

Thursday, 15th Apr 2010

You're invited to visit us at Australia's premier interior design and architecture event, designEX, 22-24 April 2010 at Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. Discover the very latest in product innovation and design trends showcased by over 250 local and international... Read more

Our 500th Wood. Naturally Better.™ Program Partner!

Monday, 8th Mar 2010

Beginning in November 2008 with a handful of licensees, the Wood. Naturally Better.™ program gained its 500th Program Partner in February 2010 when Laminated Timber Supplies joined up. “We’re proud to be part of Wood. Naturally Better.™ and look... Read more

See Andrew Waugh talk about designing a 9 storey wooden building!

Wednesday, 20th Jan 2010

Wood's inherent advantages; carbon storage, high thermal efficiency, light weight, availability plus modern manufacturing technology make it an attractive option for some surprising applications - such as multi-storey residential buildings. Discover Andrew Waugh's story... Read more

Australian Timber Design Awards

Wednesday, 9th Dec 2009

The 2009 Australian Timber Design Awards grand prize has been awarded to Brian Hooper Architect & m3architecture (architects in association) for the Tree of Knowledge Memorial in Barcaldine, Queensland. The structure memorialises the tree under which, so legend has it,... Read more

Designing for a smaller carbon footprint

Thursday, 5th Nov 2009

When people think about designing built structures with a low carbon footprint, many only consider the energy used in running the building. However, as buildings become more energy efficient (through the increased use of insulation and other energy-lowering strategies),... Read more

A new partnership to tackle climate change

Friday, 17th Jul 2009

Planet Ark and the industry services company, Forest & Wood Products Australia Ltd (FWPA - the primary organisation resourcing Wood. Naturally Better.™) have formed a new partnership to work together to educate industry professionals and consumers about the... Read more

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A total of 46 million hectares (35%) of Australia’s native forest is on land protected for biodiversity conservation, or where biodiversity conservation is a specified management intent.