For Mark and Crystal Ryan, building their dream mountain house was synonymous with building what is commonly referred to as a “green” home. This Oregon couple turned to award-winning Mountain Architects and PrecisionCraft Log Homes
& Timber Frame to help them design and manufacture a home that is now in the final certification process to be awarded the LEED Platinum rating. LEED, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a comprehensive framework for the integrated design approach key to high-performance building.
This LEED rated, 3,600 square foot custom log and timber frame home is beautiful, healthy, and good for the environment. To top it all off, the highly efficient home saves the Ryan family a great deal of money.
With state-of-the-art milling processes, tight fitting connections and a unique building system, PrecisionCraft’s milled, mountain style homes are a natural fit for LEED for Homes certification. Their top of the line milling processes combined with the industry’s most refined green design techniques support an energy efficient, environmentally friendly structure. “This is truly exciting for the log and timber home industry,” says Jim Young, 2009 Log Homes Council president and president of PrecisionCraft Log Homes & Timber Frame. “This milled log and timber frame home will be the first of its kind to receive LEED Platinum Certification.”
Some of the most important details of green construction are rarely seen. Get the details behind this home's LEED Rating at the Log Home Blog