Over the last 20 years, a revolution has been taking place within the construction industry. Massive-engineered wood elements like CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) and LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber), are allowing us to build higher and larger than ever before. After over one hundred years with concrete and steel, wood is back in town.
The office buildings of the future are made of wood
29th Jun 2021
In a post-pandemic world, the requirements being placed on office spaces have changed. For a start, today’s modern office needs to be more attractive than the home environment. There needs to be a reason to go there.
As children between the ages of seven and 14 spend 90% of their time indoors, with the majority of that time at school, creating healthy learning environments is crucial. Wood has a positive impact on health and wellbeing, as well as a lower carbon footprint – achieving reductions of up to 75% of CO2 emissions compared to traditional construction materials.
The life cycle of wood has other benefits besides sustainable use of materials: when wood is used for construction, wood can increase the well-being of people spending time in the buildings. Biophilic building designs using wood enhance health and well-being in indoor environments, and make us feel closer to nature.
New wooden educational buildings in Finland – wood construction rapidly increasing
15th Mar 2021
In 2020, the Finnish Ministry of the Environment set new targets aimed to increase the use of wood in public buildings in Finland. The effect of these national targets is already clearly visible in Finnish public construction, with many new educational building projects starting in early 2021. Stora Enso will supply solid wood elements to a new wooden school in Helsinki and a kindergarten in Tuusula, the largest massive wood kindergarten in Finland to date.
Stora Enso contributes to a sustainable FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf
23rd Feb 2021
Stora Enso is the presenting sponsor of FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf, Germany. During the games, which take between February 23 and March 7, Stora Enso provides renewable products and innovations made from wood to contribute to a world-class sustainable and climate-friendly event.
Stora Enso with “license to operate” for CLT in the North American market
01st Dec 2020
Wooden buildings are on the rise in the US and Stora Enso is able to enter the market with its cross laminated timber (CLT) product complying with the International Building Code® (IBC) that is necessary for the US American market as of 2021.
A digital building: solutions for healthy and sustainable living
01st Dec 2019
What if you could click a button and find out what the air quality in your home is right now? Or design your new home so well that there would be zero waste during its construction? HEAL, a joint effort between Stora Enso Wood Products and Finnish start-up Trä Group, could make it happen.
There is a brand new nine story office building on King Street in Brisbane, Australia. 25 King is built with CLT, supplied by Stora Enso, and engineered and processed by Lendlease. 25 King is Australia’s tallest engineered timber office building, with a total floor area of 14 921 square metres.
Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden construction and paper. We employ some 23 000 people, and have sales in more than 50 countries. Our shares are listed on the Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Stockholm (STE A, STE R) stock exchanges.