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Build Them Tight

We did our first blower door test on our Madrona St. project today. We were shooting for under 1 air change per hour at 50 pascals negative pressure. This is a very tight building. Well we hit it and then … Continue reading

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Come learn about what Built Green is doing in Whatcom County. Enjoy refreshments, network with builders, design professionals and people interested in Building Green. There will be a brief presentation about the High Efficiency Home being built for KCLT This … Continue reading

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Big Trusses – from our shop to installed on site in 24 hours!

Yesterday, we loaded up some 50 foot span trusses from our shop – fully assembled. It took some ingenuity to get them out of the shop: and from there, they were loaded with a small crane onto a special, long … Continue reading

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Cascade Joinery’s Work Featured

The brand new issue of Bellingham Alive has a nice piece written by Matthew Wend about merging nature into the design of a house. The article features our use of NanaWall’s system in a house Greg designed and we timber … Continue reading

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A BIG stick

The Zodiac is a 127-foot, two masted schooner originally launched in 1924.  She had a brief racing career, but mainly plied her trade hauling goods up and down the West Coast. She retired from hard duty in 1972, and now … Continue reading

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Details that make a Difference

Digging through the wayback machine and found this photo from a mid-nineties project and remembered that there’s a lot to like in this room.  Rather than go on too long, I’ll just point out a few things to check out.  … Continue reading

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The Wonders of Oneness: The Power of Community

Has anyone attended the Sustainable Living Center series? The current series is entitled The Wonders of Oneness. It is a film series that focuses on peak oil resilience, community building and growing food locally in addition to other sustainable practices. … Continue reading

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4 Tips for Choosing Green Decor

Now that your eco-friendly timber frame home is complete and you are ready to begin decorating stay on the path of green home living. The best thing to outfit your timber frame home with is green decor. Just like your … Continue reading

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What's New in the New LEED Draft ?

Over the past few months have you been hearing buzz about the new LEED rating system draft that was released by the U.S. Green Building Council? The draft for the next version was released and for the first time there … Continue reading

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Common Timber Frame Definitions

Are you looking into timber frame home designs for the first time but you aren’t able to keep up with the lingo? We understand that you may not understand certain terms specific to the timber frame industry, and we want … Continue reading

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