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05.05.2020

Project kick off: Digital Platform for Nordic Municipalities

We are pleased to announce that following a competitive tender process earlier in the year, that work has begun on a project to build a digital platform focusing in on Wood in Construction at a Municipal level.

Ambitious action from local governments - as shown by the likes of Skellefteå and Trondheim - holds the key to unlocking the potential of wood in shifting towards a sustainable construction sector. This project will allow more Nordic municipalities to achieve that goal.

The work will be led by the Danish Technological Institute, with WeThink Nordic building the platform, supported by the Nordic Wood in Construction Secretariat.

The Vision

Our shared vision is for the Nordic digital platform to be the first stop of information, knowledge sharing, and guidance for Nordic municipalities who wish to include more wood in construction at local level. The Nordic platform will be an open access platform for municipalities to collect and share information.

It will support and add on to already established national efforts focusing on increasing the use of wood in construction, such as those in NorwayFinland, and Sweden. Additionally the platform will tie together ongoing initiatives Build in Wood and Nordic Network for Tall Timber Buildings.

Content

It is our goal to create a Nordic platform, which not only guides municipalities along a roadmap for building with wood, but also invites them to contribute actively and to share experiences.

The material on the platform will be gathered from the experiences of the leading municipalities building with wood in the Nordics, and cover topics such as:

  • Advantages and pitfalls of building in wood
  • Financing
  • General regulatory problems
  • Public procurement and wood
  • Developing a wood construction strategy
  • Working with contractors and other stakeholders
  • Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs)

When will it launch?

Our plan is that the platform will go live in Autumn of 2020, and we'll be launching it in partnership with municipalities and holding workshops across the Nordic region.

Until then, we'll be working with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure that the platform is developed to be useful and impactful to those using it; if that's you, then don't hesitate to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

The project is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers.