“Acting responsibly to maintain our future sustainable timber supplies.”

At Timco we take our purchasing obligations for the environment very seriously! We are committed to a responsible purchasing policy when buying any timber products.

We practice due diligence on all of our suppliers as we understand that not only is the environment very important to our customers it is indeed the right thing to do!

Facts about Sustainable Timber

In a world increasingly concerned with reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, wood is a building material that can deliver the designer both environmental and performance benefits. Thus, by ensuring sustainable forest practices and regenerating this natural product there are real possibilities to significantly improve the environmental credentials of the building and construction industry by choosing wood.

Carbon Storage

For the environmentally conscious architect, engineer or building professional, timber is a logical choice. With the ability to store carbon for its entire service life, using sustainably sourced timber.

Life Cycle Analysis

A life cycle analysis measures the environmental impacts of building products throughout their life. By providing a standard way of comparing building products, it helps building professionals make informed and environmentally conscious decisions.

Low Embodied Energy

When compared against other common building material alternatives, timber’s low embodied energy is another reason why choosing timber is a positive choice for our environment.

Maximise Green Star Ratings

The Green Star Energy Rating system has accelerated industry focus on sustainable design and development. Using timber can help maximise green star credits.

Recycling and Wood Waste

In the timber industry rarely is there such a thing as a wasted piece of wood. Learn here about some of the more unique and innovative uses of timber waste and off cuts.

Information on this page is reproduced courtesy of Forest and Wood Products Australia Ltd (FWPA) www.woodsolutions.com.au/Why-Wood/Environmental-Credentials