“Making daily green choices is not a trend, it is a regular ritual and a priority for our customers,” said Mark Buckley, vice president, environmental affairs, Staples, Inc. “Our survey found that both businesses and individuals engage in some form of regular eco-friendly activity both in the workplace and at home, and are actively seeking environmentally conscious choices. Staples is excited to be a trusted partner through our large sustainable product assortment and extensive recycling services.” The Staples sustainability study revealed: • 89% of businesses and consumers believe that eco-friendly products are the same or higher quality than non-eco products • While 74% of consumers recycle containers made of glass, metal or plastic, only 51% recycle electronics at the end of their life • 59% of businesses implement one or more energy efficient practices. click Read More below for more of the story
We are delighted to present the first two shortlisted projects for the World Architecture Festival’s (WAF) Best Use of Certified Timber Prize, supported by PEFC: A forest tower in Denmark that invites visitors to discover the forest from above, and an airport in the Philippines, whose timber roof makes it both inviting and earthquake-resistant.
Supported by PEFC, the prize rewards architects and project teams for using certified timber for constructions outstanding in sustainability, innovation, quality or aesthetics.
Camp Adventure Forest Tower is a helical observation tower that invites visitors to climb up above the treetops of the PEFC-certified Gisselfeld Klosters Forest in Denmark.
The 45-metre-tall tower forms the culmination of a 900-metre-long boardwalk through the forest, and offers visitors a 360-degree view over the trees, hills, lakes and meadows that make up the natural landscape.
Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), the second largest airport in the Philippines, has received a new terminal 2, with a gigantic roof made of PEFC-certified timber.
The concept for the terminal was inspired by the local climate, materiality, feel, arts, crafts and industrial skills.
Like the traditional indigenous houses in the Philippines, the terminal has a high pitch roof and low eaves to fend off solar heat and glare. The uppermost structure is lightweight to withstand earthquakes and its form is well braced against typhoons.
more at: https://pefc.org/news/the-waf-shortlist-a-helical-forest-tower-and-a-welcoming-airport-terminal