The three R’s in the decades old sustainable living code – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – can easily be extended to include another “R” or even two. Making “responsible” choices is yet another step in the right direction. Decisions we make daily impact much more than our daily walk. Small decisions have long term benefits. Decisions we make on a larger scale can bring both short term and long term benefits.
When we make responsible choices as we build, we protect the environment. Timber frames (designed to fit the land and to be energy efficient, built with sustainable materials) make building responsibly much simpler than most building methods.
Reconsider is the 4th “R” . This article explains that wooden structures become storehouses of carbon. The facts are there, it’s just up to us to make wise choices.
So whether the 3 R’s expand to include “Responsible” and “Reconsider” is up to you as you plan your new home. A timber frame home will help you to move in the right direction and will serve you well.