Temperatures can drop down to -18 to -20 degrees in winter and then become incredibly warm in the summer.

The environment comes first in Sweden

and designing low energy houses is of the utmost importance to us, it’s therefore very important to us that we use material which does not harm the environment and is homegrown or comes from recyclable material. Timber of course comes in vast quantities in Sweden and our insulations are made from recyclable products like glass, stone and sand.

Sweden is striving to ensure that the next generation can take over a society where the major environmental problems have been solved. The “generational goal” involves 16 environmental quality objectives to be achieved by 2020. Sweden was an early adopter of sustainable thinking. Back in the 1960s, it recognised that the rapid loss of natural resources had to be confronted, and took a lead in organising the first UN conference on the environment, held in Stockholm in 1972. Since then it has continued to work actively with environmental issues, both nationally and internationally.

 



The Beginning of the low energy super structure is quite fascinating;

we take the best logs from the most sustainable forests in Sweden, take out the core section where the best quality timber lies.This is the timber at the heart of a low energy house; nothing is wasted in the process, even the bark and off cuts are re-used for bio-products and heating of the factory: A totally zero-neutral way of fabrication.

Since 1990, emissions have been declining in the Swedish housing and service sector as the result of a shift from oil for heating purposes to district heating, heat pumps and bio-fuels. Emissions from agriculture are also on the decline, due mainly to the presence of fewer farm animals.

Sweden’s GHG emissions are now among the lowest in the EU and OECD, whether calculated per capita or as a proportion of GDP. In 2012, Swedish GHG emissions totaled 58.3 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalents, compared with 72.7 million tons in 1990 – a near 20 per cent reduction.

'The Forest is full of good energy in every respect. It is a sound investment from start to finish.'

"Homes from the forest"

This is the best way to describe the total concept of what we supply, wood is of course a neutral carbon material and contributes towards a long term durable environment compared with other building material.

Sweden has sound forestry expertise which can be of benefit to the rest of the world, in the form of both extensive exports and an active role in international forestry policy. By further developing technical know-how and products from forest raw materials, exports can grow even more. Sweden must also be well represented in international forums concerning forestry policy and disseminate knowledge about the Swedish forestry model of freedom with responsibility.