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Stora Enso's sustainable wooden solutions present in URBAN FUTURE Conference in Vienna

01 March 2018

Urban Future, the largest European event for sustainable cities is for the first time taking place in Vienna 28.2 – 2.3. Stora Enso is participating the event for the first time.

Urban Future 2018

"Massive wooden materials like CLT play an essential role in building sustainable urban areas for the future,” states Gernot Weiss, Head of CLT in Stora Enso Wood Products in Urban Future Conference.

Modern and sustainable residential construction using renewable materials has a major role to play in the present and future requirements of complex urban landscapes.
"Sustainability is the priority at Stora Enso and we are proud to present our innovative wood products, such as CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber), to a wide international audience. We have extensive experience in a large number of flagship projects worldwide, which have used CLT from Austria," explains Herbert Jöbstl, SVP of Stora Enso Wood Products in Central Europe
Sustainable construction a key factor in urban planning
Compared to traditional construction, the ecological benefits of wood are obvious: it is a renewable material that stores CO2 and ensures a good ecological balance, making it a truly sustainable construction material.

Another advantage to meet the complex requirements of rapidly growing cities is technological innovations that produce viable and efficient wooden construction materials. For example, CLT offers short construction times thanks to its high level of prefabrication, as well as a high load-bearing capacity in relation to a low deadweight, quakeproof construction and up to 10 per cent more living space.


The URBAN FUTURE conference takes place annually in a European city, bringing together so-called CityChangers – highly committed people who push for greater sustainability in their cities – from all over the world. This year, 3000 participants from four continents and over 400 cities are expected to attend the URBAN FUTURE Global Conference (UFGC) in Vienna. Read more: