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Green Building Tips
John Boys of Nicola LogWorks has a strict policy when it comes to building log homes for his clients — if the house they want is too big, he won’t build it. Although that may sound like business suicide, John — who has been building log homes for 25 years — says he does this for the benefit of both the client and the environment.
“Anytime you build a 15,000-square-foot house that two, three or four people are going to inhabit, I don’t care how many new technologies you use, how much insulation you put on the roof and how carefully you fit the building, you’re creating a huge footprint on our environment,” he says.
So think about what you really need. Although it may seem comfortable to live in a more spacious home, you may actually waste money on heating and cooling extra space that may never be used.