Tall Timber Building "Kajstaden" in Västerås, Sweden

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BASIC PROJECT DATA

Duration:

09/2019-08/2023

Total budget: 10 Mio. €

EU funding: 8.6 Mio. €

European project improving the sustainability of European 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 – more than ever before.

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.

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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

Build-in-Wood Consortium

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About the Project

It is our ambition to make optimized and cost effective wood construction methods common practice in the European construction sector.

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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.

Image by Denys Nevozhai

Early Adopter Cities

Selected European Cities will take a leading role in the project to intensify the use of wood in both, their urban core and surrounding municipalities.

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.

Niels Morsing

Project Coordinator & Director "Wood and Biomaterials" at Danish Technological Institute

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This project has received funding from
the European Union's Horizon 2020
research and innovation programme
under grant agreement No 862820.

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Danish Technological Institute

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