The US hardwood species guide that is getting architects excited

The RIBA Journal
January 5, 2023
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States

Now with illustrations and case studies, the new Guide to Sustainable American Hardwoods shows specifiers the grades available and how they are sourced and selected. The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) has brought together its species and grading guides into a single Guide to Sustainable American Hardwoods, complete with illustrated case studies. Its aim is to provide a publication that informs, educates and inspires and meets the needs of a broad audience, from timber traders, through specifiers to end-users. ‘The idea was to retain the value of the previous technical guides as practical tools and, at the same time, make the new guide visual and engaging,’ says AHEC marketing manager Lauren Smith. …The 100-page publication reflects on the environment and climate crisis with a focus on the sustainability and legality of the American hardwood resource. …The guide can be downloaded from here and hard copies can be ordered from here

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