Green Building

Tahoe TimberHomes and Timberpeg® Post & Beam Homes are doing their part to keep waste and emissions to a minimum when building your dream home.  By choosing materials and products that are sustainable or recycled you can create a home that will actually help the environment.

Green Materials currently available:

  • FSC Certified Eastern White Pine Timbers

  • FSC Certified Douglas Fir Timbers

  • SFI Certified Cedar Exterior Trim

  • CSA Certified Cedar Trim

  • SFI Certified 1 x 8 Tongue & Groove

  • SFI or SFS-Inspect Certified 2 x 8 Tongue & Groove

  • Salvaged/recycled timbers on request

  • Windows utilizing wood from sustainable Forestry Initiative certified mills

  • Low-E Windows

  • Energy Efficient Structural Insulated Panels

  • When pre-stained timbers are requested, No VOC or Lo-VOC products are available (Unless requested, timbers are provided with no chemical treatments, other than a neutral soap bath to prevent mold)

Reduce & Reuse

While your Timberpeg® package is being produced, cut-offs from our manufacturing process are recycled locally, and made available at no cost to people who use them for fuel and a variety of crafts and other projects.  The sawdust from the process is provided free to local farmers.  Metal strapping and other materials are gathered and recycled.  Our tools are cleaned with citrus-based cleaners that won't harm the environment, and most of our shops trucks and forklifts are powered with bio-diesel fuel.

Energy Savings

All Timberpeg® homes are energy efficient, with a continuous insulation system and high-quality millwork.  With structural insulated panels, you can expect a substantial reduction in energy needs compared to those of a conventionally built home.

Savings don't end just at the structural components of your home, you can also add features such as Energy Star Appliances, Solar Power & Reclaimed Water for added value and energy efficiency.