Honka in Astana Expo 2017
Honkarakenne is participating in the Astana EXPO 2017 World Fair as a partner of the Finnish Pavilion. The exhibition presents energy-related know-how, clean solutions and renewable energy alternatives from Finland.
The Astana EXPO 2017 World 2017 Fair is organised from 10 June to 19 September 2017 in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. Come and visit us in the Finnish Pavilion!
Honka is showcasing ecological wood construction at the “forest room” of the Finnish pavilion.
Healthy and ecological living in a wooden house
Wood has been loved by people throughout the ages. It is soothing, aesthetically pleasing and it performs well acoustically. It absorbs sounds and creates a calming, relaxing atmosphere. Furthermore, a wooden house is a truly ecological choice in the fight against the climate change.
Take a virtual tour in a Honka house and find out how wooden buildings support healthy and ecological living.
100 % renewable wood and energy
At Honka, environment is a natural part of who we are and everything we do – from the raw materials to production process and all the way to the finished product. Our continuous development is driven by our values of promoting healthy, sustainable and safe living.
Honka log houses are made from 100 % renewable wood sourced from Finnish forests and manufactured in Finland. We use 97 % of our raw material and any leftover building materials are used for bioenergy. We only use renewable energy in our production.
Watch the video to learn more about ecological construction!
Trees are important in the fight against climate change.When a tree grows, it binds a significant amount of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and cleans the air we breathe. 1 m³ of wood is able to bind up to 1 ton of carbon dioxide!
In a wooden building, the carbon is kept out of the atmosphere for the lifetime of the structure – which can be hundreds of years in the case of log homes. At the same time, new forests grow, using the power of the sun and even more carbon dioxide is bound into the new trees, which again slows down climate change.
Preparing a miniature of house Helmi in 1:100. The miniature was made for the exhibition by talented Matti Kangaspuro.