Sustainable Construction

The need for sustainable construction

Current construction methods are inefficient and harmful to the environment. The production and use of concrete accounts for no less than 8% of the world’s carbon emissions. On-site manufacturing is time-consuming, is accompanied by lots of logistic movements and generates a great deal of noise, both at construction and at demolition. On top of that, budgets as well as completion times are exceeded more or less as a rule. On top of all that, we find ourselves faced with an enormous climate challenge, that is only growing in size by an increasing demand for construction.

Why wood construction is a sustainable option

In opting for wood construction, Treetek is able to accommodate the inevitable raw material transition the construction industry will be subjected to. Wood is a renewable source of raw material that has the capacity of locking in carbon dioxide. Wood is lighter in weight than most other construction materials, and is consequently able to sit on lighter foundations, as well as requiring significantly less logistic movements. Wood constructions are also more easily disassembled, moved and recycled. Using wood instead of concrete offers a 1,000 kg/m2 reduction in CO2 emissions. In short, wood construction offers a quick win in dealing with the energy transition and battling the nitrogen crisis.

Cross Laminated Timber (CLT)

Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) is a product that is widely-used in wood construction. The gluing technique employed in CLT reduces the material’s expansion and shrinking properties to a minimum, creating a solid building material that will hold its shape and offer architects a great deal of freedom in their design. The use of CLT allows for high-quality builds that are lighter in weight and which can be constructed in less time and at a greater rate of efficiency.

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