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  • Timber is a sustainable building material. Image credit: FSC

FSC – a valuable tool for implementing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

By | February 5th, 2021|Academia|

By the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals, also referred to as the Sustainable Development Goals are a universal commitment to ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring human well-being. [...]

  • Adhesive bondline test samples for chemically treated wood. Image credit: Stellenbosch University

Research on CLT supports local manufacturing

By | December 11th, 2020|Academia|

By MJ Jacobs and Brand Wessels at Stellenbosch University Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) is a relatively new laminar wood-based product, developed in central Europe, that is rapidly gaining market share worldwide as an environmentally sustainable [...]

  • Timber stores a lot of carbon and thus contributes to the fight against climate change. Image credit: Leon Louw

Timber as a dominant construction material

By | November 17th, 2020|Academia|

By Stellenbosch University Buildings contributes to around one third of global carbon emissions, so the way in which we construct and live in buildings is a really important consideration. […]