2. marts 2017

Ny brugerguide til afrikansk træ

ATIBT har udgivet en ny brugerguide for Afrikanske træarter.

Publikationen sigter mod at fremme anvendelsen af afrikansk træ i Europa og er rettet mod importører, designere, arkitekter, offentlige indkøbere mfl.

Guiden er på engelsk og rummer blandt andet tekniske egenskaber og eksempler på praktiske anvendelser for et stort antal træarter.

Det er muligt at købe en trykt version af publikationen direkte hos ATIBT. Et eksemplar koster 15 Euro og bestillinger kan rettes til patrick.martin@atibt.org

En pdf version (100 sider) kan hentes på ATIBTs hjemmeside:

User guide for eco-certified african timber

ATIBT beskriver selv guiden i nedenstående resumé:

African timber is generally recognised as an effective material: resistant, durable, aesthetic, etc., but consumers often do not know about the ecocertifications that implicate the foresters in terms of the economic, social and cultural growth of the producing country, the preservation of biodiversity and efforts to combat deforestation.

The first part of the “User guide for eco-certified African timber in Europe” presents technical information on the tropical timber material, highlighting its exceptional qualities, the stakes of eco-certification and environmental benefits. And in a second part, it provides details – in the form of technical sheets – on the types of structures for which the tropical timber has proven to be ideal and it offers a list of the species that enable them to be built. This guide is part of an effort to generate awareness among European consumers so that they can choose a species that matches the use, while keeping in mind the consequences on the future of tropical forests and the populations that depend on them.