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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 [...]

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, [...]

The Carbon Footprint of Log Homes

Log Homes and Timber Frame Homes may have the lowest carbon footprint of any other type of construction. A carbon footprint is the measurement of carbon dioxide released as a result of using a particular product or other human activity. Carbon dioxide is the main greenhouse gas released into the atmosphere and major contributor to [...]

What is Green Building?

There is a great deal of interest in “green building.”  But, what exactly is green building and how do you know if your builder is really complying with green building standards? Green building can be defined in a number of ways. The goal of most people is to build their home with the least impact [...]