The ecological of the log house is an important value. The lifestyle that strives for ecology and environmental friendliness is one of the reasons why log houses are increasingly popular. Unlike other buildings, the log house is also reusable. A log frame that is even hundreds of years old can be dismantled and re-erected in the desired location or converted to a different form. Old logs can also be put to good use in energy production or used to make other usable wood material.
The log building made with the most modern structural solutions is energy efficient and tight. A naturally insulating and breathable log house balances heat and humidity, adapting to a wide range of situations and weather changes. A wall with a thickness of at least 180 mm corresponds to today’s energy recommendations, but the log thickness most commonly used in buildings is 200 mm.
Positive carbon handprint
The construction of log houses is also ecological due to the positive carbon handprint of the log. As the tree grows, it stores carbon in its trunk, and this carbon remains bound to the log throughout its life cycle. The amount of fossil fuels consumed in the production of log walls is minor. It has been established that the production of no other building material requires as little energy and industrial chemicals as log. Only one tenth of the amount that is bound in the log wall is released from carbon.
The PEFC label guarantees responsibility
Using responsibly produced wood as a building material slows down climate change and saves natural resources. Responsibility can be identified by a separate PEFC label, which allows the origin of each log to be traced. The label guarantees that the wood raw material is obtained only from certified forests.