Sustainable development were integrated into a formal construction TVET curriculum, from selecting building materials, to gender equality in the field, to the right to organize unions.
In the Northern European region, there is a solid sustainable forestry tradition. When building with wood as the building material, carbon emissions are lower than building with conventional building materials. A cubic metre of conventional building material involves emissions of 1.2 to 1.5 tonnes of CO2 during production. On the other hand, a cubic metre of wood as building material can store 0.7 to 1.0 tonnes of CO2 (Træ Information n.d.). In other words, there is a great potential for a green transformation of the construction and building industry if wood is used as a sustainable building material. This transformation starts in the educational system by developing teaching materials on building methods using wood in order to reduce carbon emissions.
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