Ecological engineering with wood
Renewable resources such as wood are integral to the future supply of raw materials and energy. The amount of energy used in producing glue-laminated timber is low compared to steel or concrete, where huge amounts of energy are needed for its extraction, processing and transport. At the same time, timber constructions are extremely resilient and last just as long as steel or concrete structures.
What's more, selective thinning encourages forests to grow. The sustainable use of wood also counteracts the rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. The positive environmental effects of good forestry practice should not be underestimated: The amount of carbon stored in just a cubic metre of wood is equivalent to the yearly emissions of a small car.
Ecology and sustainability play an important role in our company values. That's why we obtain our wood almost entirely from Central European forests.
Schaffitzel Holzindustrie has been certified by PEFC since September 2013, which proves that its glulam is manufactured using timber boards originating from sustainable forests. The strictly controlled PEFC system ensures that the whole manufacturing process is recorded and that Schaffitzel can know for sure where the timber comes from. The company therefore contributes to the conservation of forests, helping to safeguard natural resources for future generations.