binderholz stands for a responsible use of wood as a natural raw material. We process the entire trunk - from the core to the bark - thus ensuring 100 percent value creation. Solid timber products come into being that have been produced efficiently and sustainably and conform to the highest requirements. Let's take a look at the main sustainability factors to demonstrate how we achieve such a high degree of resource efficiency.
binderholz processes exclusively timber from sustainable and controlled forest management.
All binderholz production sites meet the strict PEFC standards and are certified under these standards. The PEFC seal certifies the sustainability of the binderholz value creation chain, from the raw material to the finished product. The use of timber from sustainably managed forests and the environmentally friendly and proper use of resources are regularly monitored by independent third parti.
No waste owing to 100 percent use of raw materials The binderholz value creation chain is guided by the no-waste principle. This means there is 100% use of raw material of wood.
After their delivery, binderholz processes the trunks nearly completely into sawn timber, solid timber panels, glulam and CLT BBS. Waste timber as production by-products such as bark, cut-off pieces, wood chips, sawdust and shavings are processed into biofuels in the form of pellets and briquettes or converted into climate-neutral thermal energy or green electricity in our proprietary biomass combined heat and power station. Thus valuable resources are preserved and climate-neutral production without waste according to the no-waste principle is made possible.
binderholz constantly monitors and optimizes the energy efficiency and resource consumption of all its production processes and facilities, applying state-of-the-art energy management systems.
These systems meet all internationally valid standards (ISO 50001) and comply with the increasingly stringent statutory requirements for energy efficiency. In some areas, they are also regularly monitored by independent third parties.
binderholz products and construction solutions afford a dual protection of the climate. For one, CO2 taken from the atmosphere is stored in solid timber products for many decades to come. Concurrently, solid timber products replace conventional building materials that require fossil fuels for their production.
Sustainably grown wood as a raw material is one of the most important natural CO2 reservoirs. Trees need the climate-damaging gas to grow. They extract it from the atmosphere through photosynthesis, and it remains stored in solid timber products from binderholz for decades. In addition, products and construction solutions by binderholz take the place of many conventional building materials for whose production a huge amount of CO2 from fossil fuels is released. This way, the use of wood as a raw material slows down the rise of CO2 in the atmosphere and verifiably reduces the greenhouse effect.
Building activities account for a large proportion of today's waste volume. And yet, up to 90 percent of construction site waste could be avoided by recycling. The key to it is wooden building and system solutions made from solid timber, because they have an especially high utilization and recycling potential.
One of the most outstanding features of binderholz construction solutions is their easy handling. Ideally, once they've reached the end of their building life, they can be removed as a complete building component and reused, or they can be used as energy source. In the latter case, they replace fossil fuels and thus contribute to climate protection.
binderholz develops construction solutions that are particularly suitable for reuse so as to boost utilization efficiency even more. This means building materials are combined with one another in the planning process and later integrated in the building such that they can be easily separated from one another again at the end of their useful life. This “design for recycling” guarantees an ideal material recovery. If, on the other hand, the focus is on energy use, a “design for energy” is realized.
Thanks to their ecological soundness, all binderholz products can be ecologically recycled, recovered or used as CO2-neutral fuel for the generation of electrical and thermal energy.
The use of wood as a raw and building material also helps with the life cycle assessment (LCA) of a building, conducted according to applicable certification systems such as LEED, BREEAM or DGNB. Because the use of construction solutions made from solid timber reduces the waste volume at the end of a building's life cycle and increases resource efficiency as a whole. That is why the following is true: Selecting the right material today helps avoid the waste of tomorrow.