06/12/2017

LTS sequesters CO2 in timber construction and buildings

Timber is a renewable material. When growing, trees absorb CO2 from the atmosphere and store it. By using timber as a building material, the CO2 is sequestered in within the construction.

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Sustainability as an essential part of business operations

In the period from January to August 2016, LTS used 2,685 m3 of laminated timber and Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) in constructions, resulting in over 2,000,000 kg of carbon storage! This offsets the CO2 emissions from a medium-sized car covering 13,716,693 km (8,572,933 miles), or the electricity consumption of 2,286 households in one year.

 

Source: vlaamseklimaattop.be