New platform inspires sustainable Nordic wood construction

This week marks the launch of NoMuWood.com, an EIT Climate-KIC supported digital platform that aims to inspire and inform Nordic Municipalities about the possibilities and processes of wood construction.

“We are proud to present NoMu Wood, and we hope that it can be the catalyst for change amongst municipalities in Norway”, said Anders Vestergaard Jensen, Project Manager of the Nordic Wood in Construction Secretariat at EIT Climate-KIC. “The platform will give Nordic municipalities a great grounding in wood construction and LCA knowledge, and equip them to lead the charge in the low-carbon construction revolution.”

With an abundance of sustainably sourced timber, infamous architectural prowess and some of the world’s most ambitious climate targets, the Nordics are well-positioned to play a central role in the coming low-carbon revolution in construction: wood.

Through local procurement, municipalities have the power to drive local supply chains towards timber construction, support local bioeconomies and cut carbon emissions in the construction sector — all while creating beautiful and healthy places to live for their citizens. 

NoMuWood aims to provide the resources to enable municipalities to make that transition.

By gathering resources and information to guide them through the process, NoMuWood gives Nordic Municipalities interested in building with wood everything they need to get started. The platform also includes a case library with numerous and varied examples of wooden buildings from around the region, and offers guidance from the idea and tender stage to the end of life.

With life cycle analysis (LCA) playing an increasing role in assessing the carbon impact of different construction materials, the platform is also home to an LCA e-learning tool. Seven online training modules give municipal actors the skills and knowledge they need to work with LCA through the tendering, design and operation phases, and how wood buildings perform under these analyses.

The launch event is on Thursday 17th December 12.30-13.15 CET. Register here to join a virtual tour of the platform and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) e-learning tool, and to hear perspectives from two Nordic municipalities currently working with wood, Viken and Växjö. This project is in partnership Danish Technological Institute, WeThinkNordic, Arkitema and COWI. 

 
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