BASIC PROJECT DATA
Total budget: 10 Mio. €
EU funding: 8.6 Mio. €
European project for sustainable timber construction
Build-in-Wood is a European funded Horizon 2020 project with the goal of drastically increasing the proportion of timber construction. With the urban population steadily increasing and climate change becoming a pressing topic, our challenge is to offer high-quality, affordable and environmentally friendly housing.
Green Building is the future: Timber is such an attractive material because it has a lower carbon footprint, uses less energy and water and is 100% renewable from sustainably managed forests. Well engineered, wooden constructions are perfectly fire-safe and even more earthquake stable than legally required.
The wooden path to climate neutrality
We need to strategically lower our emissions by:
shifting to renewable materials
developing new technologies
creating international environment standards
The Construction Industry is currently responsible for 35% of total greenhouse gas emissions* produced by global economic activities.
Wood as the only truly renewable building material needs to become the new standard.
As every new-grown m³ of wood binds a full ton of CO2, wood as such is not only climate-neutral, but climate-positive.
*Hurmekoski, E. 2017. How can wood construction reduce environmental degradation? European Forest Institute
We want to make wood a natural choice of building material for the construction of multi-storey buildings
Why wood is key
Why wood is key
Timber is such an attractive material because it has a lower carbon footprint, uses less energy and water and is 100% renewable from sustainably managed forests.
At DTI, we’re proud to coordinate Build-in-Wood – a highly ambitious consortium full of enthusiasm and innovation. Build-in-Wood will help unlock the significant potential for forest-based products to decrease the CO2 emissions of the construction sector.
Project Coordinator & Director "Wood and Biomaterials" at Danish Technological Institute