However, present products do not meet all the necessary ecological requirements and their applicability to harsh climate areas needs to be improved. In order to fulfil these criteria, there is a need for an international network of expertise that would carry out the task. The development of ecological wooden house concepts and the organisation of training within the network would help bring this know-how to local SMEs. This network would also enter the export market and hence bring new business opportunities and work places to sparsely populated areas. This project aims to create a range of environment conscious building concepts, which suit different climatic, economic, social and logistic conditions in the NPP area. From an ecological point of view, the renovation of existing wooden houses is important, and therefore the project will develop ecological renovation guidelines and wooden products.
Prosjektperiode01.07.2004 - 31.12.2006
Total: 473130 €