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 avoided and sequestered greenhouse gases from the wood used in the building is equivalent to removing 1,030 cars off the road for a year. The total carbon dioxide equivalent avoided by using wood products over other materials in the building is more than 5,393 metric tonnes.