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Energy Efficiency

The energy efficient log home requires careful design to minimize air infiltration, control moisture and incorporate passive solar features. Here, we share tips and expert information for designing a log home that lives and performs well.

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Interior Lighting: The Importance of Light Temperature in a Log Home
Interior Lighting: The Importance of Light Temperature in a Log Home
Light temperature in your log home is an important factor to consider during the construction process because of the color of the lights. Learn about a softer, yellow light option or a brighter, white light.
Why You Should Switch to LED Lighting
Why You Should Switch to LED Lighting
According to electronics manufacturer GE, there are a number of reasons to ditch incandescent, halogen and even CFLs in favor o...
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The 10 Best Essential Energy-Efficient Construction Tips
Want long-term satisfaction with your log home? It starts with energy-efficient construction. Here are our 10 essentials to lov...
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6 Quick Steps to Becoming More Green + Eco-Friendly
Many people are finding the prospect of a renewable resource—logs—for the main building material attractive and then looking be...
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Energy Efficiency 101: Innovative Homebuilding Techniques
Watch this video to learn the basics of how to create a home with energy efficient designs that will save you money and decreas...
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Ask the Expert - Energy Efficiency for Today's Log Home
We know you have questions about the energy efficiency of log homes. We've asked industry experts, Katahdin Cedar Log Homes to ...
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Taking an Energy Audit in Your Log Home
After a flood soaked his family’s log home, Paul Peebles thought he just had a water problem, but soon he discovered air leakag...
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Building an Air-Tight Log Home
Windows and doors can be a home’s biggest perpetrators of inefficiency. But you can block leakage and build an air-tight log home.
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Proving the Energy Benefits of Log Homes
Testing has shown that though the R-value of a log is technically low, log homes are energy efficient. Read on to learn about t...
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9 Log Home Energy Efficiency Tips
When it comes to log home energy efficiency, what are the best ways to save money on your monthly utility bills? These 9 retrof...
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Energy Efficiency for Today’s Log Home
Energy efficiency within your log home can improve comfort as well as lower heating expenses.
Building Green From The Ground Up
Living a "green" lifestyle from the beginning. Learn how to incorporate environment-friendly living methods into the details, construction and design of your new log home.
How To Improve Your Home's Efficiency | Save Money & Energy in Your Home
Save money and energy in your log home with these 10 cost-effective strategies.