Wood as a construction material has taken on greater importance than would have been thought possible just a few years ago. Structural research has brought about major improvements to the fire safety and soundproofing of timber structures. Material developments and computer-assisted calculation and assembly methods are enabling completely new forms of design.
Growing social awareness of resource conservation and simultaneous technical developments are bringing mankind’s oldest building material back into the spotlight. The starting point is the forest as the main supplier of materials. Our wood is derived from legally and sustainably managed forests. Through the intensive use of wood, new forests are emerging providing a substantial store of carbon.
At Stora Enso, our focus is “building with solid wood” and we believe in this sustainable and energy-efficient construction method for both the public and the private sectors. Building with CLT makes an important contribution to protecting the climate and the environment.