11 Jan '13, 3am

Sustainably Grown Timber Compliments Energy Efficiency of True North Log Homes

Sustainably Grown Timber Compliments Energy Efficiency of True North Log Homes

Built from from white pine heartwood timber that is sustainably grown in northern Ontario and Quebec (certified by the Forest Stewardship Council), this stunning log home comes to us from True North Log Homes . While reminiscent of the rustic, breezy log home of the distant past, these structures are tech-savvy and utilize computerized machinery and careful preparation of timber to save labor time on-site. Modular components allow for flexibility in design, as well as reducing the carbon footprint, and exterior construction that takes only a few days to complete. Joined together without screws or nail, the exterior shell is weather-tight. To make up for wood shrinkage, patented systems tighten the house to eliminate the need for chinking of holes. Interiors can be retrofitted to increase sustainability with options including energy efficient windows, solar panels, spray fo...

Full article: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2013/01/sustainably-grown-timb...

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