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Archive of posts filed under the Healthy & Green Living category.

Can Log Homes be Energy Efficient?

You’ve been dreaming about building a log home of your own, but are more and more aware of emerging energy codes and rising energy costs. You know you want a house that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to heat and cool. Does it still make sense to build a log home today? Can [...]

Build Green and Save Green

Being motivated to build a greener log home and knowing how to do it are two different things, and once you bring the budget into the picture the sustainable building process can become shrouded in a green fog.  A recent article from the Log Homes Council will give you a clear picture of 11 affordable [...]

Log Homes are Healthy Homes

Consider the number of hours you and your family spend indoors. As you sit around the dining room table or watch TV, you want to feel confident that the air you breathe is clean. The general air quality of your indoor environment is largely determined by the building materials used to construct your home. Therefore, [...]

Log Home Building Codes in the News

From the Log Homes Council – NH Codes Now Recognize Log Building Standards The following is a summary of an article written by Rob Pickett, for the Log Homes Council. For the first time ever, building a log home in New Hampshire is covered by an International Codes Council (ICC) Standard that is referenced in [...]