Vancouver, B.C. – Brian Moore Log Homes is pleased to report that in August 2009 it received its “Chain of Custody” certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) through Ecotrust Canada.

The highlights of this certification are as follows;

  • Brian Moore Log Homes is the first Canadian handcrafted log home builder to receive this certification and one of only a few log home builders in all of North America
  • Clients can now buy handcrafted log homes, post and beam homes, timber frame homes, and dovetail log homes made from certified FSC® wood

Brian Moore, President stated, “We now combine the unique lifestyle of log and timber home living with the highest social and environmental standards for forest management. Clients can know when they build a beautiful Western Red Cedar log home or Douglas Fir log and timber home they are supporting forests that account for 3.5% of BC’s certified land. Our decision to pursue certification was primarily in response to LEED for Homes in Canada (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). The number of LEED homes in Canada and the United States is growing every year. We want to support the log home buyer’s ability to improve their LEED scores and achieve healthier living.”

Georgina Cornwall, PH.D., a principal at CCG Green and a LEED provider in Vail, Colorado states, “The LEED programs will give a log home buyers that purchase a FSC® certified log or timber structure, points under the material and resources section of both the LEED for homes and LEED NC”.

Dennis Anderson, President of Jeremiah Johnson Log Homes, a dealer of Brian Moore Log Home products in Colorado states, “We are seeing log home buyers in the resort areas of Colorado such as Boulder, Aspen, and Telluride certify their homes under the LEED home program. Next year, we will be holding open houses on how clients can certify their homes.” Jeremiah Johnson Log Homes is currently building a LEED certified log show home along highway I?70.

LEED for Homes started in 1994 and is a rating system operated by the U.S. Green Building Council. The goal of the program is to promote the design and construction of high?performance homes. LEED emphasize using wood products which are environmentally preferable. As of August 10, 2009, 2,706 units were LEED certified in Canada and the United States.

LEED Canada for Homes was launched in March of 2009.

Brian Moore Log Homes is a second generation Canadian log home builder specializing in handcrafted log homes, post and beam log homes, timber frame homes and dovetail log homes. The Company is currently transitioning to Brian’s son, Aaron Moore and has twelve dealers worldwide supporting their sales and construction efforts. The Company has built nearly 300 log home projects for clients throughout Canada, the United States, Japan and Europe and is a proud supporter of the International Log Builders Association, the British Colombia Log & Timber Building Industry and the Timber Framers Guild. Headquartered near Vancouver, BC, Canada, Brian Moore Log Homes has a portfolio that ranges from handcrafted log home retreats to commercial log buildings 11,000 square feet.

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