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.


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

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.