Sustainable Construction

New buildings use significantly less energy than existing buildings, which in turn can reduce their energy use with smart renovation methods. Umeå region has evolved as a hub for sustainable construction and management, and the interest in our work is great. Umeå’s objective is to become a world leader in sustainable construction by 2020.

Skellefteå has invested heavily in wooden buildings construction, which is by far more environmentally friendly than building concrete homes. For each cubic meter of wood replacing concrete, carbon emissions are reduced to one thirteenth. The equivalent of 0.9 tonnes of carbon dioxide is stored in each cubic meter of wood; and during the production phase, carbon dioxide emissions are reduced by further 1.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide per cubic meter.

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