MEC Head Office Uses Innovative Mass Timber Products

Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is an outdoor retail cooperative with over four million members and annual sales of more than $300 million.

MEC’s commitment to sustainability and the natural environment includes green building and selecting innovative mass timber products as the primary building material for its new head office.

The estimated avoided and sequestered greenhouse gases from the wood used in the building is equivalent to removing 618 cars off the road for a year. The total estimated carbon dioxide equivalent avoided by using wood products over other materials in the building is 2,940 metric tonnes.

Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) head office
Photo credit: KK Law