Building a Green Home
Lindal homes are widely recognized for their relationship to the natural environment, but our commitment goes far beyond capturing breathtaking panoramic views. For us, the goal is to do everything possible to preserve the world that our homes celebrate. Sustainability and environmental stewardship is reflected in everything we do—from design to materials, site selection, building techniques, and beyond. If it’s green prefab homes you’re seeking, Lindal is your ideal partner.
For over twenty years, Lindal Cedar Homes has worked with American Forests Global ReLeaf program to plant trees to replace those harvested for our homes. Lindal has led green home building efforts in the use of energy efficient windows and detailing, in the use of engineered wood and other sustainable materials. The company has been recognized by local and national news outlets, was the first to be Green Approved by the National Association of Homebuilders Research Center and the only single family home selected for TIME Magazine’s Green Design 100. Lindal’s dealers have received special training to become Certified Green Professionals, and today many Lindal owners choose to build off the grid or seek green certification for their homes.
Guide to Green Prefab
Green homes offer organic environments that are a joy to live in. In order to successfully build a green prefab home, it’s essential to be realistic and control costs to avoid winding up in the red. Former Lindal Cedar Homes CEO and green home consultant Michael Harris wrote a series of articles for Inhabitat – The Green Guide to Prefab – to discuss the ins and outs of building an affordable green dream home.
In his articles about prefabricated homes (did you know that their roots are in the mobile home, Michael discusses how to site your green prefab home to maximize eco-efficiency. He also offers tips on how to choose a prefab home that fits your lifestyle. Other articles focus on budgeting for a prefab home project and a discussion on whether time can be considered a renewable resource when building a prefab home. We hope you enjoy and learn from these informative articles which take a deep dive into the process of designing a green prefab home.