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ARE bio-based construction

Summary

TYPE

Bio-based Construction Materials

COUNTRY

Norway

VINTAGE

2021

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

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Description

ARE is a company that specializes in producing bio-based construction materials from sustainably managed local forests. The CO2 sequestered by the tree is stored for 50 to 100 years or more, creating a CO2 removal beyond the peak of global emissions. Their process is highly efficient, ensuring the removal of 532 kg CO2 per m3 of timber product. The company has four production sites in Norway, each serving the local building market. They use high-tech computer control cutting processes to produce roof trusses, joists, and other pre-cut wall elements, which minimizes waste. The large share of renewable energy in Norway also contributes to low process emissions. All products are made-to-measure, so there is no loss of materials on site. Each cubic meter (m3) of glulam beam stores 532 kg of CO2 that the timber absorbed from the atmosphere during its growth period. Are has accurately calculated the average net carbon content of each timber building element that they produce. All emissions from the harvesting of the timber, transport to the production facility, through to the production and packaging of the products were accounted for in the life cycle assessment (LCA) that Accend performed in accordance with ISO 14067 standards. DNV GL audited the facility, LCA, in December 2022.

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ARE bio-based construction WEBSITE