Wood, a sustainable raw material

Wood is eco-friendly – both during growth and during processing. A tree will grow in nature without any interference from human beings, nurtured by the energy from the sun and by the rain. This is a quality no other construction material has to offer.

CO2 savings through wood

An impressing cycle

While it grows, a tree absorbs carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. While the oxygen from trees is emitted back to nature, carbon dioxide is stored inside the tree.

If a forest is left untouched, the number of trees that die and rot equals the number of trees that regrow, which leads to the emission of CO2 back to the atmosphere.

Sustainable forest management

Saving CO2

In a sustainably managed forest, the trees are harvested before the process of decay starts. As a result, even though the trees can no longer store any additional carbon, the re-emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere after the tree starts to rot can be prevented.
Once the tree is felled, the carbon is trapped inside the wood, and, subsequently, inside the products made from this wood. In addition, felling trees allows for more light to reach the bottom of the forest, which new trees desperately need to grow.

Blick auf den Waldboden

The trees that regrow again store carbon dioxide, thus improving the CO2 balance. This is what makes wood as a construction material so unique and ecologically sustainable.
We thus make a positive contribution to the reduction of the global warming potential.