How does the use of wood in buildings influence the impact on climate change?


In the research for Build in Wood 27-28 May 2020, we discovered that there is a need for more insight into the different choices of materials and the sustainability.

Therefore, we have secured a speaker that will reveal the results of a study that compare the different materials and the impact on climate change. Join Build in Wood and get first-hand knowledge of a brand-new report from Aalborg University.

Harpa Birgisdottir, Head of Research Group on Sustainability of Buildings at AAU, will present the results of a comprehensive LCA study of 60 different new buildings in Denmark.
 

How does the use of wood in buildings influence the impact on climate change?

What is the range for the impact on climate change of new buildings built in Denmark today? How much can it be reduced – and how?

The study by AAU shows that the embodied greenhouse gas emissions vary with 100-200 percent per square meter among the 60 different building cases. This indicates that there is a large potential to reduce the embodied impact of new buildings today by focusing on design strategies and use of materials. The cases with the lowest impact typically include wood as building material.

Do you want to hear more? Sign up and hear Harpa Birgisdottir’s presentation.
 

Meet Harpa Birgisdottir

Harpa Birgisdottir is Senior Researcher, PhD, Head of Research Group on Sustainability of Buildings at AAU. In October 2019, she received the sustainability award Det Bæredygtige Element at Building Green in Forum, Copenhagen. She received the award for the sustainability tool LCAbyg that makes it possible to calculate the climate and environmental impact of building designs.

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