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Norwegian architect Snøhetta has pledged to only design carbon-negative buildings, meaning their projects will generate more energy than they consume over their lifetime. "For the next 10 years, we have the ambition of having projects on the table that will become CO2 negative in the cradle-to-cradle definition," said Kjetil Thorsen (co-founder of Snøhetta) "This means we have to understand the embodied energies and all the materials used."  
Post date: 17 Feb 2020
Type: News

The French government has announced plans for a sustainability law that will ensure all new buildings to be built with 50 per cent timber or other bio-based materials by 2022. Bio-based materials are made from material derived from living organisms (e.g. hemp and straw).  
Post date: 17 Feb 2020
Type: News

PROJECT DESCRIPTION   To meet the global and European challenges of reducing the GHG emissions from the construction sector, Build-in-Wood will develop a sustainable and innovative wood value chain for the construction of multi-storey wood buildings. The ambition of the project is to make optimized and cost effective wood construction methods common practice in the European construction sector.  
Post date: 9 Jan 2020
Type: Link

In October 2017, the municipality of Chauconin-Neufmontiers officially inaugurated the new premises of  "Marianne" school, an unprecedented educational extension for this town of 3000 inhabitants.  
Post date: 27 Nov 2019
Type: Case

The project idea was born from the need to create a work that became a structure at the service of the beach of Samson Island of Elba, among the twelve most beautiful beaches in Italy.
Post date: 2 Oct 2019
Type: Case

Recent innovations in engineered timber have laid the foundations for the world’s first wooden skyscrapers to appear within a decade, a feat that is not only achievable—according to the Centre for Natural Material Innovation—but one they hope will beckon in an era of sustainable wooden cities, helping reverse historic emissions from the construction industry.  
Post date: 9 Jul 2019
Type: News

NERO develops and demonstrates technical solutions, which significantly reduce the costs of new nearly Zero-Energy Wooden Buildings and districts compared to the current situation.   On site and nearby renewable energy system solutions are studied in order to provide real addition of renewable energy production and to provide solutions, which are optimal on local grid and energy system level.  
Post date: 9 Apr 2019
Type: Link

Linnaeus University in Sweden will host the seventh Forum Wood Building Nordic on September 27–28, 2018 in Växjö. The conference is an opportunity for academics and practitioners to meet and exchange experiences and to learn from the best within the field.
Post date: 27 Aug 2018
Type: Event

One of the main objectives of 4RinEU is to improve the energy performances of existing buildings through the renovation of their envelope. Therefore, within the project, a new concept of façade is being developed, namely a timber prefabricated multifunctional façade. These façade elements do not replace the existing façade, but they are added externally to the existing façade to increase its performances.
Post date: 28 May 2018
Type: News

Vapour barriers and retarders are often needed to improve the hygro-thermal performance of the building envelope. Their use is particularly important in prefabricated timber façades, especially when critical boundary conditions occur. However, considering the growing interest and use of such timber facade elements, an analysis of the performance of integrated membranes is needed in order to improve the material function curves available in the data­sheets to enable the correct design of the whole wall structure.
Post date: 28 May 2018
Type: News