Västerås is a nice medium size city in Sweden some 1.5 hour drive from Stockholm. We can today read from a press release that the building company Mimer has today announced they have started to give out keys to the first customers who are ready to move in to Västerås highest wooden houses that have six floors and in all 53 apartments. The house is unique because it is built entirely of wood, which has many advantages both for humans and for the environment.
This is a truly sustainable project building new apartments without a lot of steel, brick and concrete. Single family houses in wooden is very common here and wooden houses give a better indoor climate and the production of wooden houses is less energy intensive. This is unique as it is many floors and a building for many families. This is an also excellent project to study as you are considering building houses in Asia, Africa and Southern America where you might not have local access to own steel and concrete.
The advantages of building houses in wood are numerous. This applies both to the subjective feeling of the residents, the environmental benefits and the actual construction. Wood is a renewable resource that binds carbon as it grows and consumes less energy then when it turned into a construction material, in comparison with the perhaps more traditional production of steel, cement and brick. It’s also much easier to work with than wood with stone. Many construction workers prefer to work with wood in view of the work environment, it is not dust, it is easier to work with and easier to adjust than concrete. Wood is lighter than concrete and therefore lower costs for foundation. Wooden houses give a better indoor climate and the production of wooden houses is less energy intensive.
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