Certification
Green Certified Product Detail

NGBS point-worthy green home building products for NGBS Green Certification.

Product Information

Nordic I-joists use only finger-jointed black spruce lumber in their flanges, ensuring consistent quality, superior strength, and longer span carrying capacity. Nordic I-Joists are light-weight, available in long lengths, and allow design flexibility.

Certifications

    NGBS 2012
    Practice # Practice Points Available Additional Conditions of Use to Earn Points
    601.2(1) Structural systems are implemented that reduce and optimize material usage. Minimum structural member sizes necessary in accordacne with advanced framing techniques. 3 Product must be used as part of a design that uses structural members at spans and spacings equal to the maximum rating for the product.

    Nordic I-Joists enable the use of advanced framing techniques.

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    606.1 Biobased products are used. 8 points maximum awarded. 3, 6 To earn 6 points, this product must be at least 1% of the construction material cost AND another bio-based product, also at 1% of material cost, must be used. Lesser points are available at the 0.5% level.

    Nordic I-Joists are made entirely of wood from trees grown under Nordic's stewardship.

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    606.2(2) A minimum of 2 wood or wood-based products used for major elements are certified to the requirements of a recognized product program. 3, 4 To earn 4 points a second certified wood product must also be used as a major element. Lesser points available for use with a minor element.

    Nordic I-Joist wood is certified to the requirements of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    606.3 Materials used for major components are manufactured using a min. of 33% of the primary manufacturing process energy from renewable sources, combustible waste sources, or renewable energy credits (RECs). 2 Product must be used for a major component of the building.

    Hydro-electricity and biomass are used to manufacture the Nordic products, which are renewable energy sources.

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    608.1 Products containing fewer materials are used to achieve the same end use requirements. 3 At least 80% of joists in the building is this product.

    Engineered wood products use fewer materials than conventional wood products.

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    901.4(2-6) A minimum of 85% of material within a product group (i.e., wood structural panels, countertops, composite trim/doors, custom woodwork, and/or component closet shelving) is manufactured in accordance with the following. 10 points maximum awarded. 4 A minimum of 85% of joists in the building is this product.

    Nordic wood products contain no added urea formaldehyde resins.

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    NGBS 2015
    Practice # Practice Points Available Additional Conditions of Use to Earn Points
    601.2(1) Structural systems are implemented that reduce and optimize material usage. Minimum structural member sizes necessary in accordacne with advanced framing techniques. 3 Product must be used as part of a design that uses structural members at spans and spacings equal to the maximum rating for the product.

    Nordic I-Joists enable the use of advanced framing techniques.

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    606.1 Biobased products are used. 8 points maximum awarded. 3, 6 To earn 6 points, this product must be at least 1% of the construction material cost AND another bio-based product, also at 1% of material cost, must be used. Lesser points are available at the 0.5% level.

    Nordic I-Joists are made entirely of wood from trees grown under Nordic's stewardship.

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    606.2(2) A minimum of 2 wood or wood-based products used for major elements are certified to the requirements of a recognized product program. 3, 4 To earn 4 points, a second certified wood product must also be used as a major element. Lesser points available for use with a minor element.

    Nordic I-Joist wood is certified to the requirements of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    606.3 Materials used for major components are manufactured using a min. of 33% of the primary manufacturing process energy from renewable sources, combustible waste sources, or renewable energy credits (RECs). 2 Product must be used for a major component of the building.

    Hydro-electricity and biomass are used to manufacture the Nordic products, which are renewable energy sources.

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    608.1 Products containing fewer materials are used to achieve the same end use requirements. 3 At least 80% of joists in the building is this product.

    Engineered wood products use fewer materials than conventional wood products.

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    901.4(2-6) A minimum of 85% of material within a product group (i.e., wood structural panels, countertops, composite trim/doors, custom woodwork, and/or component closet shelving) is manufactured in accordance with the following. 10 points maximum awarded. 4 A minimum of 85% of joists in the building is this product.

    Nordic I-Joists are non-emitting products that contain no added urea-formaldehyde.

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    NGBS 2020
    Practice # Practice Points Available Additional Conditions of Use to Earn Points
    601.2(1) Structural systems are implemented that reduce and optimize material usage. Minimum structural member sizes necessary in accordance with advanced framing techniques. 3 Product must be used as part of a design that uses structural members at spans and spacings equal to the maximum rating for the product.

    Nordic I-Joists enable the use of advanced framing techniques.

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    606.1(1-3) Biobased products are used. 8 points maximum awarded. 3, 6 To earn 6 points, this product must be at least 1% of the construction material cost AND another bio-based product, also at 1% of material cost, must be used. Lesser points are available at the 0.5% level.

    Nordic I-Joists are made entirely of wood from trees grown under Nordic's stewardship.

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    606.2(2) At least 2 responsible or certified wood-based products are used as major components of the building. 4 points available. 3, 4 To earn 4 points a second certified wood product must also be used as a major element. Lesser points available for use with a minor element.

    Nordic I-Joist wood is certified to the requirements of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    606.3 Materials manufactured using =33% of the primary manufacturing process energy derived from renewable sources, combustible waste sources, or renewable energy credits are used as major components of the building. 2 points awarded per material; 6 points max. 2 Product must be used for a major component of the building.

    Hydro-electricity and biomass are used to manufacture the Nordic products, which are renewable energy sources.

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    608.1(2) Engineered wood or engineered steel products are used in place of conventional products. 3 points awarded per material. 3 At least 80% of joists in the building is this product.

    Engineered wood products use fewer materials than conventional wood products.

    Manufacturer’s Comments
    901.4(2-6) A minimum of 85% of material within a product group (i.e., wood structural panels, countertops, composite trim/doors, custom woodwork, and/or component closet shelving) is manufactured in accordance with the following. 10 points maximum awarded. 4 A minimum of 85% of joists in the building is this product.

    Nordic wood products contain no added urea formaldehyde resins.

    Manufacturer’s Comments