Sustainable Buildings

Strongwood is committed to Environmental Responsibility and Natural Resource Stewardship

From our beginning we believed our manufacturing should employ methods and processes that use energy resources in the most economical and environmentally respectful manner. Our primary raw material is wood so our most important goal has been to only use wood from trees that are sourced from a managed forest.

Log homes are by nature, green. Our basic log walls contain only our kiln dried logs. We do not have the other manufactured materials found in a typical conventional wall system. In comparison to many other log manufacturers, our kiln dried log walls require a minimum of fastening and sealing materials and they produce a tighter and more energy efficient wall system.

Strongwood is committed to partnering with building material suppliers who also employ the best practices in material sourcing, manufacturing, distribution and performance in order to protect our environment and safe guard our natural resources.

We believe that we have a responsibility to mentor and educate our authorized dealers and builders on green building. Green building may also be known as sustainable building or environmental building. It is the practice of increasing the efficiency with which buildings and their sites use energy, water, and materials, and reducing building impacts on human health and the environment.

Strongwood believes that wood homes are one of the best types of housing for the 21st century because the emphasis is on using the minimum amount of manufactured materials for the maximum energy efficiency for both residential and light commercial construction. Also, log homes are inherently designed to have the minimum impact on the building site.

We are committed to assisting our dealers, builders and customers in meeting both U.S. and international environmental and green building standards and certifications. They may include the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star certification and the ICC (International Code Commission) and NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) National Green Building standard.

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Biomass Factsheet

Fire Performance Of Log Walls

Preservation Maintenance of Log Structures

Prevention of Air and Water Infiltration

The Energy Performance of Log Homes

works in progress...

The latest picture from our current project at La Chapelle Baton, France.


Here are the plans for our forthcoming project in Nice, France.