Energy performance of log home
Interim changes to the National Building Code of Canada 2010 (NBC) that were published in December 2012 included incorporation of energy efficiency requirements for housing and small buildings. Some of the new requirements affect the construction of log homes. To help Code users understand these changes, the following questions and answers have been prepared.
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The adoption of model codes presents a significant opportunity to save energy in residential and commercial buildings. The U.S. does not have a national energy code or standard, so energy codes are adopted at the state and local levels of government. Through the Building Energy Codes Program (BECP), DOE provides technical assistance to state and...
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U.S. Department of Energy explains the main aspects of log houses’ energy efficiency, including R-value, minimizing air leakage, controlling moisture content and compliance with building energy codes.
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The main principle behind energy efficiency of a house is air tightness of the whole structure. EcoHouseMart log homes are warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer because the logs fit together precisely, creating a snug barrier to air infiltration. Our log homes can be even more energy efficient than typically built stick frame homes. According to...
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Note: Due to differences in personal preferences and requirements, the following items are not included in our packages: foundation, basement support post, any masonry items, plumbing and heating materials, electrical materials, kitchen cabinets or countertops, finish flooring, stains or finishes, roof insulation for log packages, nails, and miscellaneous items, such as flashing and vents.

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