Fast, light, green construction with wood elements


Fast, light and green

Urbanization is accelerating and creating pressure to increase housing construction. At the moment, construction produces 30% of the world's carbon dioxide emissions, and it is clear that the course must be changed. We need ecologically more sustainable solutions. Wood is a carbon-storing, renewable and strong construction material.

A key factor in urban construction is the speed. The industrial prefabrication of Kerto® LVL-based elements and modules speeds up the construction process and makes wood products a highly competitive option for more traditional building materials. The installation of prefabricated elements saves time and reduces the amount of waste on the building site. Erecting the roof rapidly from prefabricated modular elements provides fast weather-proofing for construction sites. Up to 1,500 m2 of Kerto® LVL roof elements can be assembled in a single day.


Open Source Wood: an open platform for innovative wood construction

Prefabricated modules and knowledge sharing can also make the design process faster. This is one of the reasons why Metsä Wood launched its Open Source Wood project, where architects, designers and engineers are invited to join forces to innovate and share information relating to construction based on wood elements. Learn more and join at

Watch the video to see what Mikko Saavalainen, SVP, Business Development and Juha Kasslin, VP, Product Management from Metsä Wood tell about the future of Kerto LVL products and the importance of the partnership network as a driver for wood construction.

Fast, light, green articles

How we build now and in the future is critical to economic growth, human wellbeing, and our global climate. In the Fast, Light and Green series Metsä Wood opens up the possibilities of more sustainable, material efficient and productive construction through premium Kerto® LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber). The series provides insightful – even surprising – perspectives on why wood materials are often the superior choice over concrete or steel. We’ve also invited a diverse group of professionals who share our passion for wood to contribute their opinions and insights.