The only way to make construction more sustainable is by building with wood on a global scale. The world needs a Plan B.
Wood is a carbon-storing, renewable and strong construction material, yet it accounts only for a very small fraction of global construction. The wood construction industry is fragmented and local, while the construction business is dominated by two less environmentally-friendly construction materials – steel and concrete.
A successful future demands a fundamental reinvention and rethinking of how we build with wood – by developing prefabricated elements. We need to build faster, more affordably, more efficiently and more openly.
That’s why we launched the Open Source Wood Initiative.
Open source in wood construction fosters innovation and increases knowledge.
Currently, not nearly enough knowledge about modular wood design and building is shared, so wood construction remains a limited sector of the construction industry. There is plenty of innovation, but it’s often not so easy to find. By sharing our best ideas and solutions openly we will deliver significantly increased growth.