The EU Green Deal

Europe wants to take a leading role in the fight against climate change and be the first continent to become climate neutral by 2050.

What does that mean for the building sector?

The Construction Industry is currently responsible for 35% of total greenhouse gas emissions* produced by global economic activities.

To achieve climate neutrality, we need to strategically lower these emissions by:

  • shifting to renewable materials

  • developing new technologies

  • creating international environment standards

Wood is the answer

There are a million reasons, why wood is our solution: The most obvious one is probably that wood is the only truly renewable building material we know.


It doesn't need to be produced, it just naturally grows, every single day.

And every new-grown m³ of wood binds a full ton of CO2, making wood as such not only climate-neutral, but climate-positive.

Our contribution

At Build-in-Wood, it's our main goal to make wood the common choice of building material in the EU and eventually world-wide.


Our project teams are developing new components, building technologies and processes, design guides, business models and a B2B networking platform to allow timber construction to unleash its true potential.


*Source : Hurmekoski, E. 2017.  How can wood construction reduce environmental degradation? European Forest 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.


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