What makes Timber Block sustainable ?
Our Material – Eastern White Pine
Wood is an endlessly renewable resource. Through photosynthesis, wood removes and stores Carbon from the atmosphere. If a tree is allowed to decompose, the carbon stored inside is released back in the air as CO2.
Timber Block sources from SFI forest (Certified Managed Forests) which protect biodiversity and at risk species. These forests require sustainable harvest levels, protect water quality, and mandate prompt regeneration.
Responsible Procurement and 3rd Party Suppliers
We choose our suppliers carefully to offer the best quality and a responsible build.
- 3rd Party Lumber Suppliers are given priority based on the level of responsibility of their Wood Procurement Policies.
- Due to their low to zero pre-consumer waste, Engineered Wood Products are employed first whenever possible.
- We use an ultra-Low VOC (volatile organic compounds) Coating for indoor air quality.
We offer a patented system of structural insulated panels which reduces waste sent to landfills by minimizing field construction debris.
Our Production Facility
- We are committed to sustainability.
- We operate a near Zero Waste Facility.
- We expect to be a total Zero Waste Facility by 2025.
We use a closed Cell Polyurethane Insulating Foam which offers:
- Renewable and Recycled content
- Zero Ozone Depleting
- A moisture Barrier
- Structural Properties
- Cavity mold resistance for indoor air quality
- R-Value of 6.65/inch giving Timber Block homes R-30 & R-36 values in 5.75” & 6.75” thick walls respectively, as opposed to a code 2X4 stick-built wall with an R-15 in 5.5.”
Conditioning Systems And Alternative Energy
Timber Block homes are adaptable to all conditioning systems including Hydronic, Geo-Thermal, Forced Air Gas from assorted fuels, Heat Pumps and Radiant Systems. They are also adaptable to all alternative energy systems including Photovoltaic (solar) systems, Wind Systems and Battery Systems.
Construction and Convection Heat Transfer
Timber Block’s Construction Guide details the locations for the field use of glues and caulks during assembly in order to seal the envelope as tightly as reasonably possible. A well assembled Timber Block home will have between .5 and 1.5 ACH (air changes per hour) compared to the 3, 4, or more ACH in a new code minimum home.
Timber Block And Net Zero
Timber Block Homes superior thermal and convection heat transfer resistance, their suitability for unlimited sites and climates, and their adaptability to multiple conditioning and alternative energy generation systems, make them a perfect foundation for Net Zero projects.
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