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Log & timber frame homes built with engineered logs produced from quality wood. Sloan's Mill Log & Timber Frame Homes Homes built from environmentally friendly renewable pine.

environmentally friendly wood — our renewable, sustainable, abundant, recyclable,
biodegradable, energy efficient partner against global warming

Wood - The Ultimate In Building Green

BUILDING GREEN WITH WOOD
Did you know that wood has the least environmental impact when compared to steel and concrete in terms of both its manufacturing process and its use inside a home? And did you know that because actively growing forests absorb huge amounts of carbon dioxide and release clean oxygen, they help fight global warming?

RENEWABLE•SUSTAINABLE•ABUNDANT
It may be surprising to learn that North American forests cover about the same amount of land as they did 100 years ago, even though 97% of all homes are framed with wood and wood products and North Americans use more wood per capita than anyone else in the world. This amazing feat is due primarily to advances in agriculture (which have enabled us to grow more on less land) and sustainable forest practices. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, North American forests expanded by nearly 10 million acres during the 1990s and another two million acres between 2000 and 2005.* In the U.S. and Canada, more than 225 million acres have been independently certified as sustainable forests, an amount equivalent to more than twice the size of California.
RECYCLABLE•BIODEGRADABLE
Today, most major cities have wood recycling programs. Additionally, there is an increasing trend to reuse architectural detailing or create entirely new products from old, such as flooring made from wall panels. Scrap wood can be chipped for particle board or other composite products or mulched for landscaping or animal bedding. Since wood is a natural resource, wood products that do end up in landfill sites are biodegradable.

Pine - renewable, sustainable, abundant.

 

 
LESS ENVIRONMENTAL
IMPACT FROM MANUFACTURING
A steel wall requires three to six times more energy to extract, manufacture and construct than a wall made of wood. Manufacturing a steel wall also uses 25 times the amount of water as a wood wall and releases three to six times more carbon dioxide.** Manufacturing concrete generates two to three times more carbon dioxide than wood and five times the solid waste.**
LESS ENVIRONMENTAL
IMPACT FROM CONSTRUCTION
The Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials (CORRIM) compared the energy required to construct, maintain and demolish homes framed with wood and steel in Minneapolis and homes framed with wood and concrete in Atlanta. According to the report:
  • Homes framed in steel and concrete required 17% and 16% (respectively) more energy to construct than the matching homes framed with wood.
  • The global warming potential (measured in terms of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide emissions and the length of time these substances linger in the environment) was 26% higher for the steel framed home and 31% higher for the concrete framed home than the matching homes framed with wood.
ENERGY EFFICIENT LIVING
Wood can also be used to help meet overall energy-efficiency objectives for heating and cooling, which represents about 45% of most utility bills. Because wood's cellular structure contains air pockets that limit its ability to conduct heat, it is naturally a better insulator than other materials — 15 times better than concrete and 400 times better than steel.
SUSTAINABLE FORESTS FIGHT
GLOBAL WARMING
As trees grow, they absorb carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas believed to be a major cause of global warming. The carbon continues to be stored as the tree grows until the wood eventually burns or decays, thus keeping it out of the atmosphere. Sustainable forests that are harvested and manufactured into building products continue to store the carbon dioxide within the products. Meanwhile, the forest regenerates with young trees that absorb even more carbon dioxide — thus achieving a net reduction in global emissions. As a result, the cycle of wood use and forest regeneration becomes an important tool in the fight against global warming.

*Source: State of the World's Forests, 1997 and 2001, and the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005

**Source: Canadian Wood Council

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