Log Home Builder the First to Be Awarded ENERGY STAR Rating
Alta Log Homes of Halcottsville, NY, is the nation’s first solid-log residential building company to be awarded the ENERGY STAR® energy efficiency rating for its new homes.
With the rating, Alta Log Homes joins the ranks of more than 2,400 builders, manufacturers and retailers across the country whose products demonstrate a commitment to protecting the environment for future generations.
Alta Log Homes has built eight custom ENERGY STAR homes to date and it expects to build 35 more in the coming year in the state of New York. The company largely uses northern white pine, which has superior insulation value and resists shrinkage and checking, and adheres to an exacting quality control program. It says that its log grading system is a model for other quality-conscious companies.
ENERGY STAR homes are independently verified to be at least 30% more energy-efficient than homes built to the 1993 national Model Energy Code or 15% more efficient than their state’s energy code, whichever is a higher standard.