Certified Green Builder
Adirondack Country Log Homes is a Certified Green Builder. We have achieved our Green Builder status though our knowledge base and CLH training. Continuing Education is necessary in order to be a leader in the Green Building industry as well as a good resource for our clients.
Building Green is an environmental act. The first opportunity of building green is to choose a log home or timber frame home. Green building principals include lowering carbon footprints and building with logs achieves this goal. With logs, there is no energy used to cut lumber for framing and exterior siding. Manufactured insulation, sheetrock, tape and spackle and paint. A big carbon dioxide savings! Your log walls are your finished product, inside and outside. A hand-peeled, Adirondack Country Log Home is as green as it gets. Your first environmental act.
When Energy Efficiency is combined with Renewable Energy, Resource Conservation, Water Conservation and Indoor Air Quality, you have the components for a Green Building.
Energy Efficiency includes energy efficient lighting, energy star appliances, energy efficient windows and doors and energy efficient heating and cooling systems. Country Log Homes provides a patented Mitered Mortise and Tenon Interlocking Corner System for energy efficiency. A hallmark in the Log Home Construction industry.
Wood-One of nature's best insulators
Our building techniques keep you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer!
We've shown you fine examples of log home living "Country Log style" and we have discussed how this style is backed by considerable substance, our patented Log Home Construction System. Our precut log home packages are protected by a Lifetime Limited Warranty and your design options are limited only by your lifestyle, building site and budget.
Another advantage of solid wood structures that log home owners are pleased to acknowledge, is the energy performance of a properly constructed log home.
Wood is one of nature's best insulators. When solid log walls are stacked using today's sophisticated log construction techniques, the results are log homes that are warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer than their conventionally constructed neighbors.
The traditional "R-value" associated with any one log can vary depending upon thickness and log species. The energy efficiency of an Adirondack Country Log Home depends upon a property of wood called "thermal capacitance." Simply put, the cells which make up the log's structure do not allow the easy transfer of heat from the inside of the home to the outside making your log home warmer in the winter. Further, during the summer months heat is not transferred easily from the outside to the inside living spaces helping to keep your log home cooler.
The inherent ability of solid log walls to "store" heat helps to guarantee less fluctuation in your home's inside temperature, leading to lower energy bills and reduced consumption of fuel. Both of these benefits are particularly attractive to today's responsible log home owners.
Year after year the states which boast the greatest number of newly constructed log homes are located in some of the coldest and most unforgiving areas of the nation. Although it is difficult to imagine a more perfect setting for a Log Home than the natural beauty of the dramatic sites found in places like Colorado, Pennsylvania, New York and Montana, they also feature harsh weather conditions marked by climate extremes.
In locations such as these, the energy performance of your log home is at least as important as the stylistic options and natural beauty offered by modern log home living. It's clear that your Country Log Home "stacks up the best", eye-catching style combined with a patented construction system resulting in unmatched energy performance.
Renewable Energy includes solar electric, solar hot water and geo-thermal heating and cooling systems, wind turbines and hydro-electric.
Resource Conservation starts with Country Log Homes forest stewardship practices, using Sustainable Harvested Materials which follow through with the opportunity to use these types of practices throughout your Log Home to its completion. Integrated design in positioning your Log Home can account for an approximate savings of 30% in overall energy consumption. Think about positioning your covered porch on the south side of your Log Home.
Water Conservation includes rain water collection and storage, low-flow plumbing fixtures and drought tolerant landscaping.
INDOOR AIR QUALITY
Indoor Air Quality involves appropriate ventilation and limiting emissions from products by using natural fiber. Additionally, avoiding volatile organic compounds and balancing the impacts from the use of everyday cleaning products.
Payback time calculations for Building Green vary based upon application. Generally, components amortize themselves in ten years or less. Building Green also increases property and resale values as well as preserving the environment for future generations.
Factoid - How about a wood stove? Did you know that a rotting tree lying in the forest produces the equivalent amount of CO2 as that of the same log burning in a wood stove.
Home Control Systems
Imagine leaving for your country home and turning on your heat and light prior to your arrival. Imagine knowing who left a package at your front door. Imagine controlling your home by the touch of a button. It all possible TODAY!
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