Thinking Green? Webinar to Learn More About LEED Standards

Photo Credit: © Shutterstock On August 19, 2014 there will be a green building webinar for the latest news in LEED (version 4) green building. The program is presented by University of Minnesota Extension and Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative. Titled, “What’s...
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Black Canyon Builders is Led by a Green Building Professional

Jared Ogden, founder and president of Black Canyon Builders, is a certified Green Building professional. So why does it matter? {Please note: Green building, green homes and green built are all industry standard terms. Though they clearly cover a wide range of applications and...
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Communication and Construction

No matter how skilled a builder is, or how attentive to numbers and deadlines, a good building experience can sour without strong communication. Since here at Black Canyon Builders we specialize in custom homes and remodels to suit, communication with our client partners is a top...
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Free Webinar on Living Large in a Small Space

Good design is certainly appreciated in a larger home, but it’s crucial to living or vacationing in a smaller space. As you know we’re fans of Timber Home Living Magazine. The editors of the magazine spoke with several timber frame exerts and are presenting their...
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Excellent Resource: Glossary of Timber Frame Building Terms

Did you know that your local lumber store may consider any piece of solid wood with a cross section side of more than five inches a “timber?” But mill construction, which is a way of building that minimizes fire risks with materials and design, specifies that timbers...
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Alternative and Green Building Techniques to Investigate: Formworks and Ideabox

Black Canyon Builders specializes in timber frame building, but we’re in support of any building technique that manages to create a beautiful living space in an environmentally friendly way. We’ve recently read about two alternative techniques that have managed to pique our...
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Resale Statistics on Energy Efficient Homes are Promising

If you frequent this blog, you know that Black Canyon Builders is a vocal advocate for energy efficient building practices. The audience for the message is growing, but the studies linking energy efficient/green homes to sales figures have been few and far between. For those...
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