From a sustainability standpoint, it is difficult to compete with wood. Timber can bind carbon for tens or even hundreds of years, it is renewable and buildings made from wood maintain a healthy and excellent indoor climate.

Modern engineering and materials science allows for the use of wood in construction in a particularly environmentally sustainable way.

ARCWOOD – sustainable and innovative solutions

ARCWOOD is committed to sustainable entrepreneurship. We are constantly investing in new technologies to incorporate sustainability when constructing buildings and in our manufacturing processes as a whole.

We monitor the environmental impact of our operations and have prepared Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for our flagship timber products, which are certified accordingly.

Wood - a future-oriented building material

Wood is a natural and renewable material. Its ecological benefits and material properties make it the perfect choice for sustainable construction. ARCWOOD focuses on the manufacture of forward-looking materials that contribute to the promotion of environmentally friendly construction and sustainability.

Environmental benefits of wood in construction

Compared to other building materials, timber requires the least amount of energy to produce. In addition, timber constructions have a smaller carbon footprint than, for example, steel and concrete. Using wood, we can avoid consuming excessive amounts of fossil fuels and reduce carbon emissions through the substitution effect.

Wooden buildings can be disassembled and reused or converted into energy, releasing only the carbon sequestered when the tree was growing. The demolition of wooden buildings produces virtually no waste.

Wood is a renewable resource.

The manufacture of wood products requires relatively little energy and is less burdensome on the environment than other types of materials. Furthermore, wood buildings also consume less energy than buildings made of other materials. This is true all the way from component production to transport and installation.

Compared to other building materials, timber is extremely lightweight but boasts high load-bearing capacity. This makes for small transport and emission costs.

Wood has superior thermal insulation properties in comparison to other common building materials, making it the most energy-efficient choice.

Technical advantages of wood as a building material

Wood structures can be prefabricated and assembled quickly and accurately on site. This cuts the construction process as well as costs and allows buildings to be built even in harsh weather conditions.

Wood is a natural material and has positive effects on human health and wellbeing. It is able to absorb and release moisture, creating a pleasant, cosy and healthy indoor climate. Wood is also non-allergenic.

Wood is easy on the eye and a natural material that matches a range of architectural styles, bringing warmth and personality to a building.

Wood is very energy efficient throughout the lifecycle of a building. Wood-framed walls can be made relatively thin, which means that opting for wood structures yields about 10% more net floor area.

It has been proven that the combustion rate of glued timber structures is 0,6-0,7 mm/min, and in case of fire, a protective layer of charcoal forms on the surface of solid wood, acting as insulation, significantly slowing down further combustion. As a result, timber structures retain their load-bearing capacity significantly longer than metal structures.

Wood has an excellent specific-weight-to-robustness ratio. It is also flexible enough to be applied in a wide range of building structures. It offers architects great opportunities to realise their outstanding ideas for contemporary architecture.

Objects built using sustainable timber