Renewable and ecological, wood is an excellent construction material from the environmental perspective. By increasing its use, we can reduce the consumption of non-renewable natural resources and the carbon dioxide emissions of construction.
One of the most important ways to mitigate climate change is to find new ways of capturing carbon from the atmosphere. As the building sector contributes up to 30% of global annual greenhouse gas emissions, it plays a vital role in battling climate change. Wood construction is a part of the solution, as timber products lock approximately 1 ton of CO2 per 1 m3 of wood.
Metsä Wood’s raw material comes from sustainably managed Nordic areas where the forests grow more than they are harvested. As the climate is cold, trees grow slowly and this is why the wood fibres become dense, making the wood particularly strong but light, and visually consistent – the best raw material in the world.
As a leading supplier of wood products, Metsä Wood knows from experience that Nordic premium wood is the best renewable raw material in the world. When used right, it saves money, time and nature. We're not saying that everything should be built of wood. We are saying that wood should always be considered as a true alternative in everything from structures to exteriors.