Project: Timber-based element systems for improving the energy efficiency of the building Envelope

The improvement of the energy efficiency of the envelope of buildings built from 1950-1980 is a major benefit to the energy saving potential as well as a vital contribution to the reduction of the household’s total CO2 emissions. The goal of the project was to develop a façade renovation method (TES method) based on large scale, timber based elements for the substantial improvement of the energy efficiency of a renovated building, which would be applicable throughout Europe. The target of the TES method is primarily focused on the building's energy efficiency improvement and as a consequence in the reduction of GHG emissions. Every activity in construction is responsible for the consumption of additional resources in the form of raw materials or energy and therefore causes emissions. A possible solution to this dilemma is the adoption of a sustainable and ecological retrofit method based preferably on biogenic materials. The timber based value chain offers an enormous potential to activate the carbon stock as timber is the only regrown building material. Along the value chain of timber, combustion of wood has to stand last.

Acronym TES-Energy Facade
Duration 01/01/2008 - 31/12/2009
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Network WOODWISDOM-NET
Call JC1

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Trebyggeriet AS Norway
Gumpp & Maier Germany
Helsinki University of Technology - Department of Forest Products Technology -Laboratory of Wood Technology Finland
Helsinki University of Technology - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering - Laboratory of Structural Engineering and Building Physics Finland
Norwegian University of Science and Technology - Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art Norway
The Housing Finance and Development Centre of FI Finland
Technical University of Munich - Chair for Timber Structures and Building Construction Germany
Stora Enso Timber Oy Ltd Finland
Helsinki University of Technology - Chair for Wood Construction Finland
Technical University of Munich - Chair for Timber Architecture Coordinator Germany
Finnish Timber Council Finland
NCC rakennus Oy Finland
Finnish Real Estate Federation Finland
Anton Ambros GmbH Germany
Woodpolis Oy Finland
O.Lux timber construction Germany