The housing shortage in Germany is one of the greatest sociopolitical challenges of our time. Germany is short of 1.5 to 2 million housing units in the middle and lower price brackets. The goal is to construct an additional 400,000 sustainable housing units per year. And the only way to achieve that goal is through innovative solutions. Building with wood makes it possible to produce environmentally friendly housing quickly and cheaply. At NOKERA, we are transforming the construction process for affordable housing with a resource-efficient approach and a specially developed digital process chain.
The increasing scarcity of resources and the consequences of the climate crisis demand innovative solutions going forward – and the construction industry is no exception. Through the sustainable building methods made possible by the renewable nature of wood, we can meet these challenges head on. This allows us to use all of our resources responsibly. Our completed NOKERA buildings will store large quantities of carbon for a long period of time. Solar panels, combined heat and power units, and heat pumps ensure a significantly reduced carbon footprint compared to conventional buildings.
We use digitalization for resource-efficient construction.
Our fully digitalized planning, production, and assembly processes allow us to erect our residential buildings quickly and flexibly while at the same time ensuring maximum resource efficiency – from the initial design all the way to assembly. Thanks to our highly automated industrial processes and our fully coordinated supply chain, all aspects work together seamlessly. Plus, our design approach enables us to increase the productivity of our overall construction process.
We offer housing from single source.
We produce 83% of all the components we need at our vertically integrated production facilities – including bathrooms, kitchens, flooring, staircases, and facades. This greatly accelerates our production processes and allows us to create sustainable and affordable housing quickly and efficiently. As a result, we are able to construct 20 apartment buildings with 20 two- to four-bedroom apartments each in less than three months.
We have the production capacity to build more than 20,000 apartments annually.
Our new production facility near Magdeburg is the world’s largest green factory for the construction of residential buildings using wood. There, we will be able to produce the components we need to build more than 20,000 apartments annually starting in 2023. In our state-of-the-art production hangars, we ensure the best possible product quality through optimized workplaces and state-of-the-art equipment.About us
The construction industry is responsible for more than half of all greenhouse gas emissions and around 35% of worldwide energy consumption. Above all, emissions resulting from the production of building materials must be drastically reduced. The introduction of wood as the primary construction material can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the construction sector over the long term. Built wood stores carbon. The longer the building stands, the longer the carbon is stored. Moreover, wood replenishes itself, making it a more sustainable alternative to materials made from finite resources.
We place great importance on the origin of our products and components. Our timber predominantly comes from German forests as well as, to a lesser extent, secondary forests in Sweden. We consider the entire life cycle of the material, and rely on sustainable, certified forestry practices, in which enough trees are left behind to allow the forests to regrow and regenerate.
Living spaces made of wood are not only environmentally friendly, but also offer advantages for their inhabitants. Wood heats up slowly and insulates in the winter. In terms of durability, wood is in no way inferior to conventional construction materials, because it is able to retain its shape and strength for decades. Thanks to its versatility, wood can be used in a wide range of buildings, from family homes to kindergartens and schools all the way to senior living residences.
We construct housing with wood that comes from sustainably managed forests. In this way, we are making a significant contribution to meeting the climate targets of the construction industry: the declared goal of constructing 400,000 additional, sustainable housing units per year in Germany as well as the goal of being climate-neutral by 2045. Most of the timber we use comes from Germany, with a smaller proportion coming from Sweden. NOKERA’s residential buildings use native softwood species such as spruce, pine, and Douglas fir.
We rely on industrially manufactured system components and our ability to control all processes and production steps from a single, central point. This allows us to work more efficiently and construct more living space in a shorter amount of time.Our products
With our Facility Management Service, we take care of the management of NOKERA buildings ourselves. This means that at NOKERA, everything is organized for you.