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Eco-Friendly Timber Frame Homes

Sustainable building practices are not only friendly to the earth, but also to your budget. Learn how to implement green options to create an eco-friendly timber frame home, including using reclaimed materials, eco-friendly insulation, solar energy options, energy-efficient windows and more.

Living Sunny Side Up
Solar-energy adoption is getting a big boost thanks to innovative — and attractive — panel applications.
Q+A: Are Metal Roofs Environmentally Friendly?
Timber frame homes are so environmentally friendly — can the same be said of the metal roofs I’m seeing more frequently?
How Clean is Your Home's Air?
We often take indoor air quality for granted, but the fact is the air inside your home could have more concentrated pollutants th…
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Questions & Answers From Timber Frame Experts
Building a timber home calls for some serious decision-making. To help you make the most informed decision possible, we chatted w…
The Secrets Behind SIPs
Structural insulated panels are among the most energy-efficient building products you can buy, boasting impressive R-values and e…
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The Timber Frame Company Helping Preserve the Brazilian Rainforest
Rick Paid is like the Indiana Jones of timber. One part adventurer, one part preservationist and one part visionary, he is sustai…
(Pre-)Cut Above the Rest
Structural insulated panels (SIPs) and timber frame homes mirror and reinforce each other’s strengths, from their sustainability …
Are Geothermal Heat Systems Efficient?
Are geothermal heat systems really as efficient and cost effective as you think?
Is PEX Plastic Tubing Better than Copper?
Why plastic tubing is replacing copper water pipes in homes.
What is a Solar Tube?
Solar tubes — also known as sun tubes or tubular skylights — can help to permanently light your home without using extra energy o…
The Benefits of Passive Solar Design on Your Timber Frame
Nature’s best heat and light source provides necessary warmth efficiently. Learn about passive solar design and how to incorporat…
Enclosing Time
Timber homes save you energy, time and money — from the outside in.
Choosing Windows For a Timber Home
Our go-to guide for choosing the best windows for your timber home.
Industry Insider: Tedd Benson
One of the most celebrated homebuilders in America, Tedd Benson is a true champion of the traditional timber-frame home — with a modern twist.
5 Quick Facts About SIPs
Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are a practical, economical and eco-friendly wall system. Here are 5 quick facts about SIPs an…
This Mountain Retreat Showcases Just How Energy-Efficient Timber Homes Can Be
Energy efficiency was the goal, but reclaimed materials and an eye for detail give this Montana mountain timber home a little fun…
New England Timber Barn Awarded "Outstanding" Green Design
A New England timber barn wins big with its highly efficient pre-fab design.
Green Remodeling: Update Your Timber Home
Insider tips for mastering your green remodeling project.

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