EU-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 growing 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 low carbon footprint, uses little energy and water and is 100% renewable from sustainably managed forests.
published: August 2020
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
About the Project
It is our ambition to make optimized and cost effective wood construction methods common practice in the European construction sector.
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