Nordic Structures Achieves Cradle to Cradle Certified™ for Mass Timber Products

MBDC is happy to share the results of our recent collaboration with Nordic Structures — the first Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver Mass Timber building materials. Nordic achieved Silver level certification for their Nordic X-Lam and Bronze for their Nordic Lam and Lam+.

Nordic and MBDC worked closely together to assess and optimize the products across the five criteria: Material Health, Material Reutilization, Renewable Energy and Carbon Management, Water Stewardship and Social Fairness. The X-Lam met Gold qualifications in several categories, including Material Reutilization, confirming its circular potential. 

The use of mass timber as a building material is “coming very fast,” according to MBDC Co-founder and Manager William McDonough in a recent interview with Dezeen. 

“Nordic’s recent certifications are a step forward for the built environment in embracing materials that are safe and healthy first, then optimized for the Circular Economy,” said McDonough. “It is wonderful to see the manufacturers of a product so critical to circular building commit to Cradle to Cradle, and it’s why William McDonough + Partners has chosen Nordic for several of our designs.”  

Interested in learning more about Cradle to Cradle Certified™ products for the built environment? Contact us!