Draft Methodology Development

Sectoral Scope

6. Construction

Development ID#



Under Development

The proposed methodology serves as a framework for quantifying the environmental benefits of using mass timber in the construction of buildings. By substituting the use and production of conventional structural building elements with mass timber products, GHG emission reductions are achieved as the project activities increase long-term carbon storage in the building pool. The proposed methodology is globally applicable.


The concept note was developed and submitted by Timber Finance Management AG, Green Canopy NODE, South Pole Carbon Asset Management Ltd., and Gordian Knot Strategies (open on external sites). The concept note is currently at “Stage 3: Draft Methodology Development” of the VCS Methodology Development and Review Process, 4.3 (PDF)

Stakeholders interested in collaborating during methodology development or developing projects that this methodology might enable are encouraged to contact Please include the Methodology Development ID# M0166 in the subject line.