PROMOTES A HEALTHY INDOOR CLIMATE
The major environmental advantages of wood, compared to other building materials, include superior strength in proportion to its weight, versatility to work with, its renewable properties and accessibility. It also promotes good conditions at the building site, is flexible and provides designers with a great scope of freedom. Meanwhile, the positive impact of wood on the indoor climate has been scientifically proven. The European research project Wood2New, finalised in February 2017, shows, among other things, that wood evens out indoor humidity. When we, for example, have a shower or cook food on our stoves, it contributes to increased indoor humidity. Wood absorbs this – and later, when it becomes drier, emits humidity – a process that has been studied with a thermo camera.
SUSTAINABLE FOREST SUPPLY
Kährs is working in close cooperation with forestry officials and NGO's towards a sustainable forest supply for future generations. In Sweden – where we purchase most of our raw material – forests are more than 60% larger in standing volume than a 100 years ago, while Europe's forests on average are growing with about 6,000 km2 per year.