Downloads References Prefabricated Construction Building with Engineered Wood Products KRONOTEX Laminate Store locator

Constructing Energy-Efficient Buildings

Buildings account for about 40% of all energy consumed, so there is enormous savings potential here. The German government has made a commitment to ensuring that the country’s buildings as a whole are close to climate-neutral by the year 2050. To support the pursuit of this goal, it is also supporting and subsidising a range of measures to improve energy efficiency. Timber and engineered wood can make a major contribution here.

Improving Energy Efficiency by Renovating with Timber and Wood-Based Materials

Timber and engineered wood are ideal for making buildings more energy-efficient. Sustainable construction with these materials, in combination with effective insulation, dramatically reduces the consumption of energy for heating as well as the associated carbon dioxide emissions. Most buildings erected more than 25 years ago let a large share of the heat escape unused into the environment because they simply do not meet today’s standards. The potential for savings here is huge
The aim is therefore to significantly reduce the heating requirement of existing buildings. Timber and engineered wood have considerable advantages over other materials for renovating these, owing to the opportunity they offer for extensive prefabrication and correspondingly faster work, their lighter weight and their thermally insulating properties. They make it possible to very quickly create thermally optimised building envelopes. What’s more, their loadbearing ability makes it feasible to combine them with other types of materials in hybrid constructions.

Energy-Efficient Houses Made with Timber and Engineered Wood

Passive houses, low-energy houses, zero energy houses: energy-aware building long ago ceased to be an oddity. Nor is it necessarily more expensive than conventional types of construction. Timber and wood-based materials are naturally endowed with thermally insulating properties. In conjunction with appropriate insulation, wood is ideally suited for making much better use of heating energy.



28 Pages
Language English

  • Copyright SWISS KRONO GmbH
Download: (5.451 kB)

If you have any questions, please contact:

  • Stefan Gottfried
    Wood construction engineer
    Application technology / product manager
    Telephone: +49 33962 69 - 751
    Fax number: +49 33962 69 - 374

    SWISS KRONO OSB offers you a versatile high-tech building material with a long list of convincing benefits for cost-effective, sustainable construction.

  • Harald Sauter
    Master carpenter, Application technology
    Mobile: +49 151 115 47616
    Fax number: +49 74 3222 031 - 53

    Freedom to explore new designs, a healthy living environment and fast building: prefabricated modular construction with SWISS KRONO OSB provides all this and more. What else could you possibly want?

  • Carolin Steigemann
    Dipl.-Ing. (FH) (Graduate Engineer) Wood Technology
    Mobile: +49 151 582 59762
    Fax number: +49 33962 69 88762

    SWISS KRONO OSB is a fascinating, modern building material made from natural wood that instills a feeling of wellbeing in nearly everyone.


Cookie Settings

We use cookies to improve your experience and to provide you with personalized content. By using this website you agree to our cookie policy

Necessary Cookies
Statistical Cookies
Third-party Cookies
Accept Change Settings

Cookie Settings

More information on how we use cookies in our cookie policy.


Necessary Cookies

Without these Cookies services you have asked for cannot be provided.

Statistical Cookies

Allow anonymous usage statistics so that we can improve our offering.

Third-party Cookies

Third-party cookies that are integrated to deliver personalized ads for you.

Cookies We use on This Site