Wood, particularly sustainable wood, is the most salient construction material in the world of architecture in recent years. So much so that we could say that if steel was the king of the nineteenth century and concrete the star material of the last century, wood is called upon to occupy its throne in the twenty-first century.
One of the reasons for its success is that the use of wood in building construction and decoration is good for the environment. Therefore, more and more projects include wood ceilings, wood panelling, wood slats or wood panels in different formats.
Why is using wood in your project good for the environment?
- It is a natural, renewable, reusable, biodegradable resource.
- It is the construction material that uses the least energy with lowest CO2 emissions in the process of converting the raw material into construction material.
- Employing sustainable wood with FSC or PEFC certifications that assure its provenance from sustainably managed forests (such as the wood used to manufacture Spigogroup acoustic panels and inner linings) ensures the preservation of forests, natural carbon dioxide sinks and one of the key factors in the fight against climate change.
- Wood is a great insulator, both from the cold in winter and from the heat in summer, which is why it is used so much in buildings constructed under the passivhaus or Nearly zero-energy buildings (nZEBs) standards.
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