Rapid temperature fluctuations in the apartment makes our living condition into an unpleasant burden: when it gets cold fast as soon as the heating is switched off, or when the house heats up as soon as it gets hot outside.
Architectural tastes are different - suitable for every architectural style
Living health: free breathing through complete renunciation of any toxic building chemicals
Costs: comparable, fair costs in the purchase, surprisingly low operating costs
Thoma Holz100 is #1
Holz100 brings always new, unimagined possibilities in timber construction. The following list shows pioneering projects in which Holz100 pushes the boundaries of the imaginable in solid wood construction has redefined.
Thoma products have the European Technical Approval, as they come from sustainable raw material cycles in PEFC certified forests and are among many others. Holz100 is also awarded as the only building system in the world with the Cradle to Cradle Gold certification.
The services range from the small, relocatable and independent solid wood furniture to multi-storey hotel, office, school or hospital construction. Each house is a unique piece that is designed, calculated and manufactured for you and is mounted.
The company Thoma produces tailor made houses that are fit to every individual's tastes and harmonize with all climates. With over 100 partner companies is Thoma active in 33 countries of the world.
At the same time, by the freedom of chemistry and the special connection technology building with the preservation of the living space barth reconciled for our upcoming generations of grandchildren. In circular economy in the construction industry, Thoma is a pioneer and often cited model.
Thoma is the inventor, founder and the original of glue- and chemical-free solid wood construction with wood in its best form. For all users and residents of a Thoma house, this means scientifically proven results: best for your own health and good sleep.
Over 1000 Thoma houses stand already in more than 33 countries in the world. The developments and patents of the company Thoma set new, certified standards in the area of healthy living, energy efficiency and autarky as well as ecology and circular economy.
The company Thoma was founded in 1990, because Erwin Thoma, the forester, for his children the wanted to build the healthiest house. Thoma is a pioneer company of industrial ecological Building and manufacturer of building envelopes of pure wood.
In New Zealand it has been estimated that a 17% increase in wood usage in the building industry would result in a 20% reduction in carbon emissions from the manufacture of all building materials, 1.5% of New Zealand’s total emissions.
One study for example identified that the total energy consumption in the manufacturing of steel beams is 2-3 times higher, and the use of fossil fuels 6-12 times higher, than manufacturing timber beams.
When responsibly sourced wood is used as a building material or to create long-lasting products those items become a carbon store – they lock carbon out of the atmosphere. Using wood as a building material also means that the use of much more carbon intensive and non-renewable materials like concrete and steel can be reduced.
Through the process of photosynthesis trees remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it as biomass, mostly wood. Planting more trees will therefore absorb more carbon and help reduce the impact of emissions.
In order for this to occur emissions not only need to be reduced, but the number of carbon sinks (which remove carbon from the atmosphere) also needs to be increased. Wooden products and buildings lock carbon out of the atmosphere.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and other authorities have warned that emissions need to be significantly reduced by 2020 in order to avoid the most dangerous impacts of climate change, with the global economy reaching net zero emissions by 2050 to limit global warming to no more than 2°C above pre-industrial temperatures.
Current atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, the most important anthropogenic greenhouse gas, are 40% higher than preindustrial levels. If the current trend in energy usage continues carbon dioxide emissions are estimated to increase by a further 20% by 2035.
The natural greenhouse gas effect is where gases in the atmosphere absorb and retain heat, a natural process that is vital for life on earth. However if these greenhouse gases increase in quantity, more energy is absorbed and the earth heats up.
The temperature of the earth is dependent on the balance between the amount of energy entering the planet’s system from the sun, and the amount reflected and released back into space.