Climate impact of constructing an apartment building with exterior walls and frame of cross-laminated timber
— the Strandparken residential towers
Summary report, carried out by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and KTH Royal Institute of Technology and targeting an apartment building constructed almost entirely of wood. The project’s main report (IVL report No B2260) is entitled “The construction phase’s climate impact. Life cycle calculation of the climate impact and energy use of a newly produced energy-efficient residential building in concrete with wooden frames” (in Swedish).
The LCA focuses on an eight-storey apartment building with exterior walls and frames of cross-laminated timber and an additional souterrain floor. The souterrain floor is made of concrete and includes a basement and parking spaces. Folkhem acted as entrepreneur and property developer of the Strandparken wooden houses complex in Sundbyberg, a suburb of Stockholm. Completed in 2013, these are the tallest apartment buildings with wooden frames in Sweden.