While you don’t hear so much about it in some circles lately, we at Yankee Barn Homes understand many people are still concerned with the effects on the environment when building and occupying a new home; they want to be ” living green”. Therefore, we would like to explain how and why we are a green company, without all the fanfare. Here it is in unadorned plain text:
1. A Small Footprint
It is entirely possible to build a gorgeous post & beam home of whatever style you like, be it a barn home, carriage house, farmhouse, cottage, coastal or mountain, while living green within a smaller footprint. While your space above ground can “live large”, the impact on the earth may be kept to a minimum. Each one of the following homes is either under or just over 2,000 square feet. Take a look:
2. True Roof and Wall Panels
True Panels are custom designed for each Yankee Barn home and include full structural, framed openings for all doors, and most windows are installed. There is a 1 ½” space from the face of the insulation to the inside of the studs leaving very good and easy access for your electrician to run wire without disturbing the insulation. The True Panel System is extremely strong, energy efficient and cost effective, saving you time, money and labor, but best of all, they are extremely efficient at keeping the heat either in or out. They afford less fossil fuel use, hence living green is effortless.
3. The Use Of Douglas Fir Timber From Sustainable Forests
Yankee Barn Homes uses only renewable Douglas Fir for their post & beam frames and supports projects as impressive as The Boreal Deal. Energy Efficiency while living green has been a defining characteristic of Yankee Barn Homes for the past 40 years. A true way for a post & beam building company to support green action.
When looking to build a home with a small environmental footprint, a Yankee Barn home is your energy-efficient answer, as the structure is built with sustainability produced materials by a company that values environmental stewardship.
4. Excellent Passive Solar Gain
In Wikipedia, passive solar gain is described as such: “Solar Gain (also known as solar heat gain or passive solar gain) refers to the increase in temperature in a space, object or structure that results from solar radiation. The amount of solar gain increases with the strength of the sun, and with the ability of any intervening material to transmit or resist the radiation.”
Yankee Barn Homes uses of Low-E4 glass windows by Anderson, yet another way for living green. The new Low-E4™ glass reduces water spots up to 99% and minimizes dirt build-up on the window when activated by sunlight. saves time and money. Andersen Low-E4™ glass dries faster with fewer water spots but most importantly, energy-efficient Low-E4™ glass also adds the thermal protection of Low-E glass to a home.
So go ahead, contact Yankee Barn Homes; the earth will thank you and you’ll thank yourself!