Katerra CLT Factory Receives Chain of Custody Certifications

SFI®, FSC®, and PEFC certifications offer new options for Katerra CLT to meet green building standards
May 28, 2020 9:00 AM ET
Press Release

MENLO PARK, Calif., May 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Katerra, a technology company redefining the construction industry, today announced that its cross-laminated timber (CLT) factory has earned Chain of Custody (CoC) certifications under three major certification programs: Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SCS-SFI/COC-007240), Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC-C156195), and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC/29-31-382). Katerra worked with SCS Global Services – an international leader in third-party certification, validation, and verification of environmental and sustainability performance – to certify its factory.

Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) promote the healthy, sustainable management of forests. These certification programs address a variety of factors including biodiversity and wildlife habitat, sustainable harvest levels, water quality protection, and pesticide use. Chain of Custody (CoC) certification traces the path of wood from certified forests through the supply chain to the final product. CoC certified wood products are incentivized or required by green building standards such as LEED and the Living Building Challenge, as well as by many corporate, government and institutional purchasing programs.

“With the largest CLT factory in North America, Katerra is a leader in producing mass timber at scale,” said Craig Curtis, chief architect for Katerra. “We are pleased to offer more options for our clients interested in meeting green building standards with CoC-certified CLT.”

CLT is a building material that offers a unique combination of efficiency, strength, safety, aesthetics, and environmental benefits to deliver value across the entire construction ecosystem. Katerra provides turn-key CLT building solutions including design, supply, and install, as well as materials-only packages based on unique customer needs. Katerra customers can now choose between CoC-certified and non-certified CLT.

Katerra offers CLT in a growing number of layup configurations of various thickness, ranging from 3.5 to 12.4 inches. In plan dimension, Katerra presses 10 ft. or 12 ft. nominal width by 60 ft. long master panels on each press cycle. Each master panel is subdivided into individual panel elements by a CNC machine to meet project-specific requirements.

About Katerra

Katerra is a technology company optimizing every aspect of building design, materials supply, and construction. With leaders from the most groundbreaking technology, design, manufacturing, and construction companies, Katerra transforms how buildings and spaces come to life. Founded in 2015, Katerra has a number of domestic and international offices, factories and building projects. For more information, visit www.katerra.com.

About SCS Global Services

SCS is a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability verification, certification, auditing, testing, and standards development. Its programs span a cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in forestry, green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, consumer products, climate and more. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, SCS is a chartered Benefit Corporation, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices.  For more information, visit www.scsglobalservices.com.

Nikki Helms
SCS Global Services
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