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First public CLT building open

Australia’s first public building constructed using Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), Melbourne’s Dockland library and community centre, has opened its doors to the public. Source: Timberbiz
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Post tensioned timber technology first in NZ

The first multi-storey post-earthquake timber building using low-damage post-tensioned timber technology has opened in Christchurch. Source: Voxy NZ
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First short rotation plantation earns certification

The GreenWood Tree Farm Fund (GTFF) in the US has become the first short rotation forest plantation worldwide to earn certification under the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB). Source: PR News Wire

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Forest Contractors Wood First promotion

The Australian Forest Contractors Association is pitching a ‘Wood First’ program to communities, councils and state governments this year. Source: ABC Rural
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First full-scale commercial black pellet plant

Aconex, provider of the world’s most widely used construction project management software, is supporting Zilkha Biomass Energy, a renewable energy company, in the design and building of a black pellet fuel plant. Source: Penn Energy
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Forest growers to elect first board

The Forest Growers Levy Trust, the New Zealand organisation representing the interests of all plantation forest owners is calling for nominations for its first elected board. Source: Scoop NZ
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NZ contracting firm first to have drug testing

A New Zealand family’s forest contracting firm, which scooped three accolades at this year’s Eastland Wood Council Forestry Awards, was the first contractor in the country to initiate a drug testing policy. Source: Gisborne Herald
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Carbon neutrality in the bag – a world first for Stirling Fildes

Stirling Fildes ‐ an Australian‐owned pharmacy labelling, printing, packaging and consumables company ‐ will offer the world’s first carbon neutral paper to its customers. Australian Paper, Australia’s only packaging paper manufacturer, created the carbon neutral MG brown and bleached paper for bags this year. Source: Timberbiz
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Scion celebrates first year under CRI reforms

Crown Research Institute Scion completed a successful first full year under the Crown Research Institute (CRI) Taskforce reforms. Scion chairman Tony Nowell said the reforms have made a positive difference. Source: Timberbiz
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Germans make first timber wind power generator

Wind power generators can be made from timber according to German company TimberTower GmbH. The company has a 100m high tower made from wood that saves around 300 tons of steel additionally, emissions generated in the manufacture of the towers are offset by the wood which acts as a carbon sink. Source: Energy Matters
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