Nässén2012: Concrete or wood in buildings?

Last Updated on November 3, 2021 by admin

Nässen and co-workers compare the climate impact of building houses with wood instead of concrete. The answer is – it depends. Many factors come into play, like the amount of energy used during the house’s lifetime, and how the house is taken care of after demolishing – no house stands forever. It is therefore not clear whether wood is a better building material than concrete from an energy perspective. Read the whole article in Building and Environment.