Moosehead Cedar Log Homes Promotes Green Building
With such an emphasis being placed on “green building” in the construction industry, MCLH is having no problem fitting in with the trend. In fact, MCLH has been promoting and participating in “green building” practices for years.
It all starts with the use of Northern White Cedar as our primary wood species. Northern White Cedar is a wood indigenous to the state of Maine, which is where the log home packages are produced. MCLH partners with wood suppliers who engage in SFI and FSC reforestation programs.
There are several reasons cedar is classified as a “green” building component:
- Insulation - Cedar logs have a high r-value
- Cedar contains natural insect repellants - reducing the need for chemical treatment
- Air-drying (as we do) - reduces the need for fuel or electricity needed to kiln dry wood
For years, MCLH has also partnered itself with companies that promote “green techniques” to protect the environment. These eco-friendly products include adhesives, stains and sealants. Recently, MCLH has partnered with a local design center who promotes “green building” through its’ choices in flooring, cabinets, lighting and other interior finishes.
We are currently in the process of working with a client who is building a green home completely off the grid. MCLH has been selected as the producer of the log home kit for the project. Please click here for further details
Moosehead Cedar Log Homes is pleased to provide you with the following Verification Letter of our materials package. This letter explains the contribution that the MCLH materials package provides towards the necessary points to achieve certification in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) National Green Building Certification Program (NGBP). View letter
If you are considering building “green”, then look no further than MCLH. We are the perfect start to your eco-friendly project. With our “green” building envelope and our trusted partners, you can be assured that you have made an environmentally sound decision.
Randall Comber, President