Europe has an estimated 565,000 architects with over half of these operating in the seven main EU Member States that import and consume timber originating in tropical countries. More than one third of the world’s largest architectural practices are based in in the EU and these practices influence architecture far beyond the EU’s borders.
Previous IMM research of the private sector has indicated that architects and specifiers play a vital role in the route to market of timber products. Their awareness of material choices and attitudes towards sustainability and legality of production have been identified as key to developing markets for wood products.
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