energy and resource efficient construction at a price the planet can afford

energy and resource efficient construction at a price the planet can afford

New Construction
Handleman Home

Timber Tech ThumbHandleman's innovative home was designed by Jamie Hoffman Architect, and the house is Super-insulated, with a Heat Recovery Ventilation system, Hot water in-floor heat with a 96% efficient boiler (with Side-arm storage tank). Loken Builders used a lot of salvaged beams and timbers. Cedar-Saver Shingles on the gable ends of the structures were created utilizing Loken Builders' own construction woodwaste, which was resawn, and installed to mimic cedar shingles on the house. Metal siding was also used and its rusting accelerated to allow the home to better blend in with it's forest surroundings.

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Medicine Tree Clinic, St. Ignatius, Montana

Medice Tree Clinic ThumbThis 13,000 square foot medical clinic features highly efficient ground source heat pumps for cooling and heating. Cement block were used from a local manufacturer. The site also features used of natural day lighting which reduces the use of electric lights. A salvaged maple floor from a demolished high school in nearby Frenchtown was used in one of the conference rooms.

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ReCRAFT 90

austin ThumbRattlesnake Canyon, Missoula: ReCRAFT 90 is a 2,400 sq. ft. single-family home featuring more than 40 resource efficient building materials, and using only about 20% of the dimensional lumber that is needed for a conventional wood-framed residence.   Loken Builders accomplished this by using stress-skin Styrofoam walls in place of traiditional wood studs.  Interior walls were constructed from gypsum board and recycled newsprint.  And wood waste materials were used in the subflooring.

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Timber Tech Home

Timber Tech Thumb“Timber-Tech” is a two bedroom home that makes a small footprint on the land. Designed and built by Loken Builders, this Missoula home features engineered wood, recovered wood fiber, and salvaged lumber in an affordable home.  At less than 1000 square feet, the home was built on an urban infill lot, thus making best use of existing infrastructure, while decreasing the suburban sprawl that is swallowing open space on the edges of Missoula.

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