Norway designs a futuristic furniture factory
Wood News|July - August 2020
Norwegian public opinion is highly sensitive to environmental issues, and there is a wide range of laws regulating various aspects of environmental policy and the use of natural resources, including specific laws on building regulations, pollution controls, environmental protection and more.

Awareness of environmental issues – such as climate change, protection of the ozone layer, biodiversity and hazardous waste – is very high and the country’s environmental policies are deemed to be among the best worldwide.

As a consequence, Norway has initiated a series of measures and commitments to address environmental challenges, and it is now world-leading in sustainable energy. Norway’s electricity production is 97% renewable, and by 2020 the government aims to reduce the emission of green-house gases by 30%.

Highly sensitive to ecological concerns, the country has a well-developed environmental regulatory system with a strong focus on renewable energy production.

As part of this effort, several firms are attempting to reduce the impact of their operations with factories and offices using clever design, interesting materials and renewable sources of energy.

Eco-friendly factory

In July this year, designs for a new furniture factory in Norway were released that designers hope will be sustainable, aesthetically pleasing and technologically advanced.

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