As the building sector contributes up to 40% of global annual greenhouse gas emissions, it plays a vital role in combatting climate change. Wood construction is a part of the solution. The long service life of Kerto® LVL, birch plywood, spruce plywood and Finnjoist ensures long carbon storage times. Every tree used in construction stores carbon and makes room for new seedlings – a new carbon sink.
The carbon storage calculator calculates the carbon stored in different Metsä Wood products by volume and helps our customers and designers make more sustainable choices for building products. For example, for the full life cycle of the building, 5 m3 of Kerto LVL S-beams store an amount of carbon that corresponds to 3970 kg of CO2.