Solid wood building systems contribute to the success...
... of building healthy communities and facilities that are safe and void of toxic chemicals and VOCs. Holz100 is a natural and healthy mass timber building system that is inherently breathable - without glues; it is through and through wood – structurally stable by hydraulically injecting compressed wood dowels that expand and maintain a friction fit connection between the solid wood panels.
Project: Venlo City Hall
Holz100 is 100% untreated wood that can perform as well as conventional construction methods or 3-5 times better, in terms of fire protection and thermal insulation. Holz100 is the first building system to achieve GOLD Standard Cradle-to-Cradle Certification – sustainability that speaks to the core of the product; a closed-loop cycle without waste.
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. 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. To learn more about the benefits of a wood structure, we recommend this article by Planet Ark.