Green Building: Our Commitment

Green Building is part of the Atlantic Barn and Timber work ethic. We make it a point to understand the latest green building techniques, stay current with the most recent regulations, and to assist our customers in achieving their green building goals.

Here are just some of the ways Atlantic Barn and Timber demonstrates leadership and dedication in green building techniques:

1. On-site versus off-site work
Conventional stick homes usually have the materials delivered to the construction site and the cutting takes place on site. This can be inefficient, costly and wasteful. Atlantic Barn and Timber hand cuts all frames in the controlled environment of our shop, therefore, only the materials needed are sent to the site creating very little waste and lower transportation costs.

2. Reduce and Reuse
Atlantic Barn and Timber is committed to recycling materials locally and reusing our wood for a variety of other projects, such as fireplace mantels and furniture. We strive to minimize waste and are always looking for ways to reuse items.

3. Stress skin panels and Energy Star Ratings
The stress skin panels and standard structural panels we use have become recognized as being far superior to other methods of sealing and insulating buildings and homes. Your timber frame home will automatically qualify for an Energy Star rating because of the use of these panels.