Sustainable Building

Welcome to the Zirnhelt Timber Frames Sustainable Building Resource Centre. Sustainable building concepts, practices and materials are evolving quickly. There is no one comprehensive unbiased source for information on sustainable building . However, our team and our clients are constantly researching and testing new products and approaches from concrete to cabinets and everything in between. Given the breadth of topics, disciplines and trades from economics and Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) to plumbing, mechanical, insulation, paints, lighting and heating, that influence how a green home is designed and constructed, it can be hard to know where to start. Our goal is to share what we’ve learned with you in a way that will help you make decisions when building your home.

New resources will be added to the following pages on a regular basis so please check back frequently. If you know of an interesting sustainable building product or information source that would be useful to others, please contact us.