Climate smart forestry improves carbon capacity and resource efficiency
20.03.2019

Climate smart forestry improves carbon capacity and resource efficiency

As Finland’s third largest landowner, Tornator are utilising climate smart forestry techniques to ensure that increasing demand on the sector still allows the carbon stocks of their forests continue to grow.

New 3D design techniques creating flexible and traceable wooden façades
25.03.2019

New 3D design techniques creating flexible and traceable wooden façades

Wooden façades play a vital role in the aesthetics and safety of a building, and by pairing the latest software and hardware, Schlyter Gezelius is producing sustainable building façades that allow greater creativity and require less maintenance.

Community church built with locally sourced and cost-efficient timber
25.03.2019

Community church built with locally sourced and cost-efficient timber

Knarvik’s new community church with its wooden façade and untreated pine interior uses locally-sourced materials to provide a multifunctional space for the whole community.

Finding a second life for construction industry’s wooden waste
25.03.2019

Finding a second life for construction industry’s wooden waste

TrÆls uses waste streams of wood to upcycle furniture for sale and rent with a product as a service model, preventing wood from slipping down the value chain after its first use.

Timber-framed farm proves wood’s potential in the land of fire and ice
25.03.2019

Timber-framed farm proves wood’s potential in the land of fire and ice

Not far from Iceland’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull, Flatey Farm has used a large timber-framed building to refresh their dairy farming operations, with reduced carbon emissions and increased welfare for animals and employees.

Locally-sourced timber tower raising the bar for sustainable construction
25.03.2019

Locally-sourced timber tower raising the bar for sustainable construction

Kajstaden is Västerås’ new landmark nine-storey timber tower, which has reduced material emissions by 44%, and created a business model that is spreading all over Sweden.

Maximising the benefits of wood through public procurement
25.03.2019

Maximising the benefits of wood through public procurement

Lade School in Trondheim is demonstrating how municipalities can use the power of public procurement in driving change towards wood throughout the construction supply chain, reducing costs and meeting climate goals along the way.

Recording-breaking timber tower built with local materials and expertise
25.03.2019

Recording-breaking timber tower built with local materials and expertise

Mjøstårnet in Norway is set to become the world’s tallest timber building, and has developed new techniques to raise the ambitions of safe and low-carbon construction with a local focus.

Low-cost and low-carbon: the hybrid future of sustainable social housing?
25.03.2019

Low-cost and low-carbon: the hybrid future of sustainable social housing?

Lisbjerg Bakke is a vision of what sustainable social housing in Denmark can look like. The hybrid timber construction of 40 apartments is an open source design that anyone can access, and has 70% lower climate emissions and 28% lower lifecycle costs compared to the Danish standard.

Timber towers promoting sustainable development
25.03.2019

Timber towers promoting sustainable development

Trondheim’s Moholt 50 | 50 project has challenged its stakeholders to contribute to sustainable development and innovation, resulting in an affordable, healthy and environmentally friendly timber student village.

Cascading of wood made possible through innovative impregnation
25.03.2019

Cascading of wood made possible through innovative impregnation

Innovative processes have enabled Saga Wood to give a second life to used wood products, without comprising the endurance and functionality of the wood.

Certifying local wood products from  small, environmentally friendly producers
25.03.2019

Certifying local wood products from small, environmentally friendly producers

Lähipuu is a new certification in Finland that signifies 100% Finnish products from small, local producers who put environmental concerns first, helping these firms to stand out from the crowd.

Timber construction enabling adaptability at a new level
25.03.2019

Timber construction enabling adaptability at a new level

BRF iValla in Linköping is using timber to push the boundaries of flexibility in building design, generating big benefits over the building’s lifetime, with a local focus in its business model.

Using the whole tree for sustainable cork insulation
25.03.2019

Using the whole tree for sustainable cork insulation

Korkbyg is producing 100% natural cork insulation for buildings that is moisture and fire resistant, providing a sustainable alternative to improving the energy efficiency of our buildings.

Sweden’s very first school completely built with cross-laminated timber
25.03.2019

Sweden’s very first school completely built with cross-laminated timber

Herrestaskolan in Barkarbystaden, just north of Stockholm, was designed to be at the frontier of sustainable construction through innovative wood construction techniques and a solar power system making the building energy self-sufficient.

Modular timber apartment complex inspired by nature
25.03.2019

Modular timber apartment complex inspired by nature

In 2013 Strandparken became a flagship for wooden construction, using prefabricated timber modules cladded in a cedar shingle facade to start a wave of sustainable wooden apartment buildings now appearing all over Sweden.

Wooden public library with citizens  at the core
25.03.2019

Wooden public library with citizens at the core

Oodi is a homage to traditional Finnish wooden construction, a new library and multifunctional citizens’ forum for 2.5 million visitors a year that pushes the boundaries of large wooden public buildings.

Modular wooden construction provides benefits for old and young
25.03.2019

Modular wooden construction provides benefits for old and young

Östra Sala Backe’s new elderly care home and kindergarten has been built using prefabricated wooden modules that create a multi-functional, flexible and healthy indoor space.

Digital forestry revolution helps to see the wood from the trees
17.03.2019

Digital forestry revolution helps to see the wood from the trees

Metsä Group is using new technology to gather and utilise an unprecedented amount of forest data to drive intelligent felling and planting practices, that leads to improved efficiency up the 100% traceable supply chain.

Office building working with a full  life-cycle focus on sustainability
25.03.2019

Office building working with a full life-cycle focus on sustainability

Innovative wood construction in the centre of Oslo if setting a new standard for the future of office buildings.

Wood from the bottom to the top
25.03.2019

Wood from the bottom to the top

Skipet  will be one of Norway’s first office buildings built in solid wood, which continues Bergen’s proud tradition of wooden buildings.

Timber trade revolutionised with new digital platform
20.03.2019

Timber trade revolutionised with new digital platform

Kuutio is the world’s first publicly open digital marketplace for timber trade, linking forest owners and wood buyers, which traded over €500 million of wood in its first year and a half of operation.

Wave-layered timber makes a splash in Finland’s wooden construction sector
25.03.2019

Wave-layered timber makes a splash in Finland’s wooden construction sector

Glue-free wave-layered timber is a major innovation that reduces costs of building with wood through a focus on simplicity and flexibility.

Circular in design and materials
25.03.2019

Circular in design and materials

As an example on what is possible today for planning and constructing a sustainable building, Valla Berså has just been completed - where wood symbolises a truly sustainable apartment building.

Pushing to new heights through  pre-fabrication and public-private  partnerships
25.03.2019

Pushing to new heights through pre-fabrication and public-private partnerships

Skellefteå’s new Kulturhus is demonstrating how a municipality’s vision can create an environment for private investment in building huge wooden buildings with shared public spaces.

The Nordic Wood in Construction Secretariat is hosted by EIT Climate-KIC

The project is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers.