The Basajaun project is now running already for one year. The consortium held its 3rd General Assembly as a 2-days online meeting, during which 57 participants met to take stock of the progress of their large joint project about sustainable wood construction. The 9 work package teams presented their status and ongoing activities related to innovative materials, products and building systems, the digital framework and the demo buildings. Although it has been difficult to hold meetings during the COVID-19 lockdown period, the development and testing work is well on track and first results are available.
All materials, intermediate and final products, elements and components will be integrated in the two demo buildings in Finland and France, representing both Northern and Southern European climate conditions. A full digital twin and a comprehensive Life Cycle Assessment are being implemented to connect and analyze all raw materials and processing steps up to the final buildings. This will enable the team to evaluate in detail the processing performance, carbon storage and mitigation potentials and socio-economic impacts of proposed solutions along the whole value chain.
The strong consortium of 12 research partners, 15 leading companies and 5 other public and sectoral organizations will develop all these results into a complete value chain demonstration showcase. The projects provides tangible proof of how R&D in wood construction can help to reduce carbon emissions of buildings and even transform them into long-lasting carbon sinks, and how these smart supply chains can deliver benefits for urban renovation and rural development.