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Product sample case
The product profiles
show you more about the most important wood construction product groups in comparison with other construction product groups. This can serve as basic information for the use of wood in your buildings. product profiles
Find Low Carbon Timber products in the Alps purchasing options.
There is wood in every private house, even if it is only in the roof truss. For climate and region it should always be wood of short distances (Foto: HOLZ VON HIER)
Object database in the Alpine region
The Alpenraum property database shows properties and buildings that have been awarded the new innovative price Alpine Space Regional Timber Award
Awarded objects can be found directly here:
Locations of awarded objects
Even in multi-storey timber construction, wood from short distances can come to the ice. Building with HVH certificate (Foto: HOLZ VON HIER)
are of central importance to the EU for sustainable construction, purchasing and procurement. Product diversity is becoming more and more extensive and production chains increasingly global and confusing. Their use is recommended by the EU. Here you can find a comparison of the most important environmental labels label comparison
. Open report: Environmental_labels
More information under label profiles.
Nature is more than the sum of its parts. Sustainability aspects are also manifold (Foto: HOLZ VON HIER)
Sustainable building certification
In the report below you will find information on the most important building evaluation systems and a comparison of the statements and criteria.
Open the report: Sustainable building certification.ogg
All buildings serve a purpose, here and in nature, but sustainable construction can only be built with nature and not against it. (Foto: HOLZ VON HIER)
HOLZ VON HIER short info
HOLZ VON HIER : (1) environmental label, (2) non profit initiative (3) open network of companies that manufacture, trade and install products made of wood that is demonstrably climate-friendly and environmentally friendly.
Flyer which HOLZ VON HIER provides in several languages for customers, companies, planners and local authorities can be found here: Flyer HOLZ VON HIER.
See Contact points in Alpine Space at Contacts
Learn more about HOLZ VON HIER and its tools (Foto: HOLZ VON HIER)
CO2 comparisons for the most important wood building material groups make it clear how important products made of wood of short distances are for climate protection.
Country-specific CO2 saving potentials for Germany, Austria, Italy, Slovenia and France show that the climate impact would be enormous if wood of short distances were consistently implemented.
Many trees react sensitively to climate change, here a lime blossom (Foto: HOLZ VON HIER)
Information on training in the Alpine Space about the CaSCo (Carbon Smart Communities) project in the European Interreg programme in the Alpine Space can be found on the CaSCo website within Project results section - WP3 Capacity building and Empowerment
). Partners from Italy (lead), Germany, Austria, France and Slovenia have developed basic training packages for planners in the field of timber construction in their regions, partly supplemented by country-specific programmes.
Logo des EU Projektes CaSCo (Foto: HOLZ VON HIER)
Low Carbon Timber training
Within the CaSCo project, training modules have been developed that enable planners and decision makers to implement low carbon timbers in a targeted manner. Materials and contact persons in your country can be found here: LCT trainings
Demonstrably domestic wood the short way arrives at the customers. LCT training courses not only give you further training points, but also advantages for the customer. (Foto: HOLZ VON HIER)
Planners network in the Alps
Here you will find planners in the Alpine region who have experience with wooden buildings.
open Low Carbon Timber Planer
In planning, more can be done with climate-friendly wood of short distances than one might think. Picture elevator shaft made of wood for a building in which all constructive structures were awarded an HVH certificate (Foto: HOLZ VON HIER)
Climate friendly local communities in the Alpine region
Here you will find municipalities in the Alpine region that are committed to climate protection and their region through timber constructions of short distances.
open Low Carbon Timber Alliance
Low Carbon Timber - Tendering climate-friendly wood from short distances means supporting your own region (Foto: HOLZ VON HIER)
Here you will find woodworking and wood processing companies in the Alpine region that also offer wood products with HOLZ VON HIER certification and/or regional label: purchasing options
Domestic companies in the timber industry are innovative and environmentally conscious. The technical values of their products are usually much better than legally required, which is good for the environment and the customers' wallets during the use phase. Picture: television at a wooden window manufacturer who has switched its production from the typical EU window wood Meranti (tropical wood) to HOLZ VON HIER (Foto: HOLZ VON HIER)
Here you will find addresses of relevant forest owner associations&forestry institutions in the Alpine region.
open forest organisations
The forests in our regions are as diverse as their owners. From the state forest, to municipalities with forest ownership, to large and small forest owners, all sizes of forest ownership are represented. And the forest in Europe is more diverse and even more species-rich than one might think. Picture: protected lady's slipper in the forest of a private forest owner, who lets it grow without his forest being a nature reserve, just for fun (bravo!) (Foto: HOLZ VON HIER)