In founding eLogHomes.Com, we wanted to create a working environment that allowed us to manufacture, maintain, and market affordable and energy-efficientproducts, while making the smallest possible imprint on our environment. To this end, we created the concept of Little Foot, and have been employing energy-efficientand sustainable practices, at every level of our operation, since our very beginning.
Click on the links below to find out more about how eLogHomes is a responsible energy-efficient company.
Of course there’s more to Little Foot than simply implementing green policies and practices, and using environmentally friendly suppliers and materials. There are many things that you, as a log home owner, can do to make your home even more energy-efficient and keep those utility bills as low as possible.
The links below can tell you how you can make the most of your energy-efficient log home.
When selecting a location for our plant and mill, eLogHomes.Com chose toreclaim and restore a pre-existing facility, rather than clearing and developing forest or farm lands.
We purchased and rebuilt a pre-existing structure to house our manufacturing and warehousing operations and we built on land that needed very little preparation, inorder to minimize our imprint. Our Structures were thoroughly insulated and weinstalled energy-efficient doors and windows.
The “Little Foot” concept was again employed in our decisions regarding themarketing and demonstration of our products. Rather than utilizing our websiteas merely an introduction and announcement vehicle and to reduce the amountof printed materials required, we chose to put ALL information on our website – photos, floor plans, square footages, prices, etc. We eliminated the need todesign and print tens of thousands of product brochures (saving the raw materialsand energy that would go into producing, processing, and delivering those).Secondarily, our sales force operates remotely (from their home or own officelocations) as our customer management system makes their presence at CompanyHeadquarters wholly unnecessary. Thus, we take advantage of existing structuresand mechanical systems rather than have to build additional ones here. Third,our customer order processing and communications are accomplished primarilyvia email and phone contact, using very little paper and minimizing deliverycosts (only full-size blueprints, as needed, require paper and mailing resources).Of course, this business model is not only environmentally friendly, but alsoallows us to keep our costs and overhead far below that of competing log homemanufacturers. Meaning that our customers receive the highest quality log homesat the lowest possible prices!
Solid log walls are known to be very energy efficient and, in fact, theirperformance far exceeds the modest R-Factors that code agencies ascribe to solidwood. Studies by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Associationof Home Builders Research Center have shown the superiority of solid logs, withthe latter giving evidence of a 6” thick log wall being 7% MORE energy efficientthan a 2x6 framed wall with R-19 insulation. The bottom line is that it takes lessenergy to heat and cool your log home than it does a conventionally built home.
5.Our Joinery System
As part of the NAHB Research Center study, the joinery system that eLogHomesuses was tested against 9 major competitors and shown to be the most efficient forpreventing air infiltration.
eLogHomes purchases all of our lumber and raw materials from suppliers whopractice comprehensive reforestation programs.
7.Safe and Non-Toxic
No harmful or toxic chemicals are used in the manufacturing process of our loghome packages..
8.Pre-Cut Logs Reduce Waste
The majority of the log home packages sold by eLogHomes employprecision ‘pre-cut’ logs, which dramatically reduces waste. Each log is cutprecisely to its required length by us prior to delivery, which minimizes waste andsaves time.
9.Recycled Wood Waste
All wood waste created in the manufacturing process of our log home packages isrecycled into other materials including wood chips, mulch, and fuel.
10.Efficient Doors and Windows
All door and window options offered by eLogHomes are energy-efficient and help to lower heating and cooling costs.