Zöllig in «Der Bund» and «20 Minuten»



Stefan Zöllig explains this week in the highest-circulation daily newspapers how the use of wood makes an active contribution to climate protection. And he points out where wood could be used everywhere - for example on highways or for the construction of basements. Click here for the articles.

Steel and concrete are the dominant building materials - and they are very CO₂-intensive. Cement plants in Switzerland alone were responsible for a good 6 percent of national CO₂ emissions in 2019, making the construction industry as a whole a climate polluter. Wood, on the other hand, stores CO₂ during its growth, around one ton per cubic meter. If the wood is burned after it is felled, or if the dead tree decays in the forest, the CO₂ is released again. This does not happen if it is used for building. Then it remains stored - at least as long as the building or component exists. If we want to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, then it makes sense to completely dispense with steel and concrete now and rely on wood construction instead.

Report «For net zero CO₂, he wants to aim high in timber construction» in «Der Bund» of 20.10.2021. Report  as PDF (in German)

Report «Apart from the pavement, we can build the whole highway out of wood» in «20 Minuten» of 24.10.2021. Link to the report (in German)



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