Circularity concepts in wood construction

Wood construction has many advantages over other building constructions: bio-based resource, carbon-storing, thermal insulation, human health and well-being. Innovative wood products provide less manufacturing waste, low carbon-emission alternatives and store massive quantities of carbon while new technologies speed construction processes, promote energy efficiency and minimize waste.

This publication presents the benefits of wood as a construction material and discusses practices applied in the wood construction sector from the perspective of circularity, sustainability and climate change mitigation. It analyses how circularity concepts can be applied in the construction industry using different construction methods and at different stages of value chains.

Content: Circular concept in wood construction

Publisher(s): Joint UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section in Geneva and at FAO in Rome

Year: 2023