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December 2013

Construction starts on the country's first Passive certified church - The Kinderhook Seventh-day Adventists!

Once the Vermont Timber Frame is complete it will be enclosed with super insulating 12.25" thick Neopor® SIPs which will allow the structure to operate almost 90% more efficiently than a coventionally framed structure of the same size without the use of expensive alternative energy sources. 

 

October 2013

Our 2nd Passive certification!

 

 


November 2012

Energy-Efficient Homes: How They Can Boost Your Bottom Line This Winter

http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2012/11/15/energy-efficient-homes-winter-cost-savings/#photo-7

Click the link for great article & interview with award winning author Sheri Koones who's new book "PREFABULOUS + ALMOST OFF THE GRID" features two Timberline SIP projects ... the Schaller Eco Home & the Modern Cottage.

Sheri's book is available through ABRAMS publishing ... the foreward is written by Actor, Director & Environmentalist, Robert Redford.


October 2012

While SIPs are gaining sizeable market share across the country in both residential & commercial structures using everything from steel to glulam to standalone applications, the industry was truly embraced early on by the Timber Frame community.  For this reason we are thrilled to be attending the following Log & Timber Frame shows allowing us the opportunity to show the industry as well as their prospective clients the efficiency, quality & affordability of a Timberline SIP enclosure ... we like to call it the Timberline difference!  We'd love to see you there! 

For more information on the individual shows please click the show name to link to the show producers website!

Chantilly, VA, October 26-28, 2012

St. Charles (Chicago), IL November 9-11, 2012

Minneapolis (Brooklyn), MN, January 11-13, 2013

Columbus, OH, January 25-27, 2013

Essex Junction, VT, February 15-17, 2013

Portsmouth, NH, March 15-17, 2013

Marlborough, MA, March 15-17, 2013

Indianapolis, IN, March 22-24, 2013

 


 

September 2012

Gould Residence blows away (pun intended) Blower Door test!

It's official ... the Gould project received a .1 on their blower door test results ... well below the Passive House requirement of .6. This is truly one of the tightest houses in the country!  See more information on the homewoners blog & look for the project to be featured on Huffington Post in the near future!

July 2012

The NEOPOR SIP enclosure being completed at the Gould Passive Project

See more pictures from Chris & Susan at www.newhudsonvalley.com

Neopor is a trademark of BASF


June 2012

The Guthridge-Gould Passive Residence is Underway!

Below is a digital illustration of the finished home by Jeff Brink of Dennis Wedlick Architect.  The glulam crucks arrived on site this week & Timberline's NEOPOR core SIPs should arrive on site next week.  The house is being built by Bill Stratton Builders who did such an incredible job on the Hudson Passive House and, of course, designed by Dennis Wedlick's talented team.  Not only will this house achieve Passive Certification, the property it's being built on is a story in itself.  Susan & Chris Gould have an amazing website documenting the construction & detailing the story behind this family farmland and it's history .... http://www.newhudsonvalley.com/

 

NEOPOR is a trademark of BASF


Timberline's New Production Facility Starts to Come to Life!

Timberline's move to our HUGE new production facility is starting to come together.  Prior to the move we made hundreds of jumbo 8'X24' EPS & NEOPOR panels so pre-fabrication could continue as we broke down the lamination line & moved it to the new facility.  We should be up & running again early next week!


Modern Cottage earns National Green Building's Emerald Status!

Built by Brenden Maloof & Scot Cohen, Modern Cottage is a combination of prefabricated housing, conventional framing & SIP construction.  Congratulations to Brenden & Scot for their vision and attaining the highest level of performance leading to the Emerald status!

 


May 2012

The BIG Move!

Timberline Panel Company & Vermont Timber Frames have started our long awaited move to our new Sales & Accounting office as well as our new production facility. 

90% of our staff will now be located at the new Bennington production plant providing enhanced communication & coordination between the project managers, production & shop managers as well as shop personnel.

The new Sales & Accounting office will be centrally located 10 minutes from I87 & Saratoga Springs, NY, and only 45 minutes away from the shop.

We have taken as many precautions as possible to limit down time with our phone system over the next few day, however, if a call is not answered PLEASE try again!

Our new addresses are as follows:

Sales & Accounting: 12 Spring Street, Schuylerville, NY 12821

Production & Project Managment: 458 Morse Rd, Bennington, VT 05201

Thanks for your consideration & continued support ... we are excited about the future with our expanded production capabilities, reduced overhead & more convenient sales office.  Please feel free to stop in and see us at either location!

 


April 2012

Hudson Passive Project wins SIPA Building Excellence Award!

 

Timberline was officially awarded the Building Excellence Award for the best single family structure under 3000 square feet by the Structural Insulated Panel Association at the recent SIPA Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX. Project submissions used SIPs for at least 50 percent of the building envelope and were evaluated on energy efficiency, design and structural engineering innovation, environmental sustainability, and creative use of SIP construction.

Designed by Dennis Wedlick Architect & built by Bill Stratton Builders, the Hudson Passive Project used 12.25" EPS core walls & 12.25" Neopor core roof creating an incredibly energy efficient & airtight shell.  The house was built to the stringent Passive House standards & was the first Certified Passive house in New York.

For more information on this as well the other outstanding SIP project recognized by SIPA this year please visit the SIPA website at http://www.sips.org/building-excellence-awards/2012bea/

 


Deep Energy Retro-fits using TPC nail base panels ...

Timberline is teaming up with the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA), National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) & NYSERDA to locate 3 suitable projects for our joint feasability study on using nail base pre-fabricated panels as a deep energy retro-fit solution to reduce an existing home's energy consumption by more than 30%.  

By applying panel to the homes exterior it allows the homeowners to live more comfortably in the home as renovations are taking place as opposed to tearing out interior sheetrock etc.  The panel system is far more airtight which will greatly reduce the homes air infiltration & therefore increase efficiency.

For more information on this project or to see if your home would qualify for participation please contact TPC Sales Manager, Jeff Brooks ... jeffbrooks@timberlinepanels.com


The new Ashokan Center Campus nears completion ...

Work is nearly complete on the Esopus Lodge at the Ashokan center in Olivebridge, NY.  This is the last of 4 hybrid structures Timberline & Vermont Timber Frames completed at the site using a combination of hand peeled logs from the site, timber framing, steel, 2x conventional framing and a thousands of square footage of SIPs!


September 2011

Timberline Begins Production in New Facility

Timberline made headlines across the area when it recently purchased the Bennington Iron Works building across the street from our current facility.  The building will allow us to again bolster our production capabilities with more than 80,000 square feet of production space. Timberline has moved pre-cutting & pre-fabrication services to the new building with the remainder of the SIP manufacturing moving to the new facility in May of 2012.


April 2011

Timberline recognized for 2nd year in a row with an Honorable Mention at the SIPA Building Excellence Awards!

Congratulations to John Blouch of Ethos Homes, LLC ... John's house earned a HERS rating of 41 & is expected to provide the new owners with a total energy cost of $1665 per year for all heating, cooling, hot water, apliances & fixtures.  The house is expected to reduce it's carbone emmissions by 5.5 tons per year over a conventionally framed house.

John advised the neighbors & subcontractors were all amazed at the speed & accuracy of Timberline's pre-fabricated system. 

For more information on this project or to contact Ethos Homes, LLC, please click the follwing link http://ethoshomesllc.com/

 


The Hudson Passive Project is officially certified as the 1st Passive house in NY!

Congratulations to Dennis Wedlick Architect, Bill Stratton Builder & their teams!  We were thrilled to be part of this truly remarkable project.

 


November 2010

USA Today features SIP project ...

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2010/11/my-green-house-walls-roof-panels-done/1

USA Today reporter Wendy Koch is using ASIPs as the shell for her new green home in Falls Church, VA.  Check out the link above to watch the video of her walls being installed & her reasons for chosing SIPs as the preferred method of framing. 


September 2010

TPC listed on SIPA code report ...

Timberline has been working closely with NTA & SIPA to finalize acceptance into the SIPA code report.  This will allow TPC the ability to provide architects & engineers with the structural data needed to design & engineer with our structural insulated panel system.

In the near future TPC's own report with actual test data will be available on our technical information page ... in the meantime, the SIPA report is available @ https://www.sipsonline.org/elements/uploads/files/fileManager/SIPA120908-10ListingReport2010-09-27.pdf


September 2010

Busy summer with lots to report! 

The accolades keep coming in on the Brandt-Schaller home which was recently named the 2nd place runner up in the CT Zero Energy Challenge ... please visit the CT Zero Energy Challenge website @ http://www.ctzeroenergychallenge.com/2009-2010/builders/schaller_over.htm  or the homeowners blog site @ http://schallerecohome.blogspot.com/ for more information.


The Hudson Passive Project

TPC & VTF fabricated & supplied glulam crucks & SIPs for this exciting project designed by Dennis Wedlick Architects & built by Bill Stratton Builders in Claverack, NY this summer.  The house was designed & developed with the assistance of NYSERDA & the Levy Group w/input from PHIUS. 

Dennis designed the house based on the German Passive design which uses superior insulation & a small HRV system to maintain a constant temperature year round using about 10-17% of the energy it would take to heat & cool a stick framed house of the same design.

TPC provided 12.25" EPS wall panels (R45) & 12.25" Neopor roof panels (R52) to create a superior insulated, air tight shell. We worked closely w/Engineering Ventures to accomplish the structural needs while eliminating virtually all thermal bridging from the building.

Congrats to Dennis & his team ... this is truly a remarkable home & a project that should change the way people look at building residential structures going forward.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hudson-Passive-Project/135590186468099

http://www.hammertown.com/2010/09/exciting-news-from-dennis-wedlicks-hudson-passive-project/

http://www.denniswedlick.com/work/hudsonpassive.html


April 2010

Timberline Panel home earns National Building Excellence Award ...

The Brandt / Schaller home in New Hartford, CT, earned honorable mention for homes under 3000 square feet.  The national award presented by the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) is a testiment to Timberline's commitment to the highest quality manufacturing, pre-fabrication & installation techniques.

The home earned a HERS rating of 4 & is estimated to produce more annual energy than it consumes.  This house was recently featured in a PACE (Peoples Action for Clean Energy) Solar Open House tour & is a finalist in the CT Zero Energy Challenge.

For more information please visit the SIPA website at: http://www.sips.org/elements/uploads/fckeditor/file/Building%20Excellence%20Awards_WinnersPresentation.pdf

Or visit the homeowners blog at: http://schallerecohome.blogspot.com/


February 2010

Timberline introduces our Reduced Profile Panel (RPP) system ....

Reduced profile panels being installed on an rebuilt timber frame in Salisbury, CT.

RPP's give builders, architects & homeowners additional options regarding overhang details.  Previously, if a client wanted an overhang that was thinner than the panel thickness they would need to stop the panel flush with the outside wall & incur additional labor & material expenses to frame the overhang from there.  With RPP's Timberline runs a 3rd sheet of OSB in the center of the panel allowing the full thermal value over the conditioned space & reducing the thickness to the client's specifications at the overhang. 

January 2010

Timberline continues to make waves in the SIP community with it's superior quality, service & professional install team!

We've recently completed projects in Stephentown, NY, Pine Bush, NY & Aiken, SC.

Our current undertaking is a large residential project in Leverett, MA which consists of a SIP house, connector & 2 story garage. Here's a look at the homes 2nd floor walls being moved into place.

Stay tuned for more Timberline projects coming to a town near you! 

In the near future we'll be in ...

  • Salisbury, CT
  • Cambridge, NY
  • Claverack, NY
  • Bloomingdale, NY
  • Niskayuna, NY
  • Coxsackie, NY
  • Millbrook, NY

 

SIPs will be featured on an upcoming, 2 hour special episode of ABC's Extreme Makover Home Edition.  The pre-fabricated SIPs cut the framing time in half as well as will provide the lucky family with an extremely energy efficient home.

The episode is scheduled to air on February 28th, 2010 at 8pm... for more information check out the SIPA blog site http://sipablogs.org/abcs-extreme-makover-home-edtion/

 

7/2/09  Timberline SIPs & the CT Zero Energy Challenge

Our installer, North Timber Associates, sets the cupola in place as the finishing touch to the SIP enclosure at the Brandt/Schaller residence in New Hartford, CT.  The house is a finalist in the CT Zero Energy challenge ... our superior, air tight enclosure will be the key to the homes overall efficiency.  Check out the homeowners blog for progress ... http://www.schallerecohome.blogspot.com/

http://www.ctzeroenergychallenge.com/


6/25/09 Timberline Continues to be the SIP of Choice!


Timberline SIPs being installed on a 4400 square foot addition on the Starr King Unitarian Universal Fellowship Hall in Plymouth, NH.  Timberline's 8'x24' structural panels are a perfect fit for all kinds of commercial applications.  

 


 

5/5/08 Timberline Panel Company Receives Small Business Excellence Award


Timberline owners Tom Harrison and Paul Martin were honored to be recognized as 2008 Small Business Excellence Award winners at a luncheon at the Desmond Hotel in Colonie, NY. To be presented with such a prestigious award by the US Small Business Administration was a humbling experience for all of us at Timberline Panels. Timberline was nominated for the award by the NYBDC, who has partnered with us to help us achieve our short and long term goals as a company.

Successful small businesses are the economic foundation of vibrant communities, employing half our private sector workforce and creating about 70% of net new jobs.

All of us at Timberline Panels strongly believe in our principles as a company and to be recognized in such a manner was an extremely gratifying experience. It is motivation for us to continue to refine our efforts to make beautiful, energy efficient, environmentally responsible homes and buildings a reality for our clients.




5/2/08 Strategies for Green, Sustainable, and High-Performance Buildings
Compiled via the International Code Council

Below are some of the more typical techniques which may be awarded points in green building programs or standards. Buildings are typically rated by green building programs or standards in direct relation to how many of these techniques are implemented.

  • Avoid environmentally sensitive areas (wetlands, etc.).
  • Develop brownfield or greyfield sites.
  • Build in close proximity to public and alternative transportation.
  • Build a smaller structure (reduced site impact, material resources and energy use).
  • Build up versus out (less roof and foundation per square foot).
  • Provide erosion and sedimentation control and storm water management.
  • Provide a landscape design which limits long-term water and energy use and preserves the natural environment.
  • Implement rainwater and runoff collection and greywater recycling systems.
  • Reduce heat island effects through green or light colored roofs and light colored, shaded and/or reduced paved areas.
  • Utilize durable, affordable and low-maintenance materials and material-efficient structural systems.
  • Utilize materials which are easily returned to the Earth in their original form, can be recycled or are renewable.
  • Use low VOC (volatile organic compound) emitting materials (adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, carpeting, etc.).
  • Implement construction and/or post-construction waste recycling programs.
  • Engineer high-performance building envelopes.
  • Install high-performance windows.
  • Utilize net-zero capable energy systems (geothermal, active and passive solar systems, wind and hydro-electric generators).
  • Install energy-efficient appliances.
  • Install high-efficiency furnaces, boilers and water heaters.
  • Install energy recovery ventilators for exhaust and make-up air systems.
  • Install and maintain high performance HVAC air filters.
  • Install energy-efficient lighting fixtures and motion sensors.
  • Develop a building systems commissioning plan and/or have an energy audit performed.



Come see Timberline April 25th & 26th at the Saratoga Environmental Expo!!

Timberline is proud to participate in the 2nd annual S.E.E. at the Saratoga City Center in downtown Saratoga Springs, NY, April 25th and 26th. Timberline embraces the intent of the Expo, which is to make green products more accessible to consumers and to educate the public on the benefits of "going green." Come see firsthand how sustainable our products and services really are!





Vermont Governor Jim Douglas among the state and local officials to attend the Timberline Grand Opening


Gov Douglas stands with Timberline owners Tom Harrison and Paul Martin in front of the company's state-of-the-art production equipment.

Timberline owner Tom Harrison answers a question from a member of the press as state and local officials learn about the company's energy efficient building products.

Green building and energy efficiency were the topics on most people's minds at Timberline's Grand Opening.

 



Structural Insulated Panels Adopted into the International Residential Code

Rochester, NY – The International Code Council (ICC) voted to adopt structural insulated panels (SIPs) into the International Residential Code at their Final Action Hearings, May 22, 2007.  The prescriptive specifications and installation details submitted by the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) and APA –The Engineered Wood Association will be included in the 2007 supplement to the 2006 International Residential Code (IRC).

An overwhelming majority of code officials voted to accept the proposed Public Comment, revising the original proposal that was denied by the IRC Building & Energy Committee in September of 2006.  According to SIPA Executive Director Bill Wachtler, the revised Public Comment addressed the issues posed by the IRC Building & Energy Committee and other industry groups at the September Code Development Hearings. 

“SIPA has worked closely with SIP manufacturers and other interested industry groups to come up with code language that provides a solid alternative to stick framing using structural insulated panels in residential construction,” Wachtler explains.  “Completing this has been a major milestone for the SIP industry and will lead the way to further code acceptance and industry standards.”

Builders using SIP walls in residential projects will no longer be required to conduct additional engineering to show equivalency to the International Residential Code, facilitating the use of SIPs in residential construction. 

“This will have a significant impact on SIP home construction,” said Tom Williamson, Vice President of Technical and Quality Services at APA –The Engineered Wood Association, who conducted the testing that supported the code change proposal.  “Structural insulated panels will now be side by side with other forms of construction in the residential building code and builders will have SIPs as a code-recognized option.”

Support for the Public Comment was provided by testimonies from Dow Chemical, the Polyisocyanurate Molders Association (PIMA), the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) Research Center, and APA–The Engineered Wood Association.  Funding for the testing was granted by the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) program, a division of the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development dedicating to improving housing technology for American families. 

About SIPA
The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) is a non-profit association representing manufacturers, suppliers, dealer/distributors, design professionals, and builders committed to providing quality structural insulated panels for all segments of the construction industry.


 

 

 

 

 

For more information on the individual shows please click the show name to link to the show producers website!

Chantilly, VA, October 26-28, 2012

St. Charles (Chicago), IL November 9-11, 2012

Minneapolis (Brooklyn), MN, January 11-13, 2013

Columbus, OH, January 25-27, 2013

Essex Junction, VT, February 15-17, 2013

Portsmouth, NH, March 15-17, 2013

Marlborough, MA, March 15-17, 2013

Indianapolis, IN, March 22-24, 2013

 

 

 

For more information on the following upcoming timber frame raisings please give us a call!

 

Raising in Rochester, NY October, 2012
Raising in Quogue, NY October, 2012
Raising in Angola, IN November, 2012
Raising in Boyne City, MI November, 2012
Raising in Hamilton, MI November, 2012
Raising in Clintondale, NY November, 2012
Raising in Grafton, NY December, 2012

 

We're thrilled to have the opportunity to attend some of the country's best timber frame & log home shows to have the oppottunity to show the industry & their prospective clients the value & quality of our Timberline SIPs.  Here's a list of upcoming shows we'll be attending ... we'd love to see you there!

For more information on the individual shows please click the show name to link to the show producers website!

Chantilly, VA, October 26-28, 2012

St. Charles (Chicago), IL November 9-11, 2012

Minneapolis (Brooklyn), MN, January 11-13, 2013

Columbus, OH, January 25-27, 2013

Essex Junction, VT, February 15-17, 2013

Portsmouth, NH, March 15-17, 2013

Marlborough, MA, March 15-17, 2013

Indianapolis, IN, March 22-24, 2013

 

 

 

 

Links

Structural Insulated Panel Association

Timber Framers Guild

Forest Stewardship Council

Athena Sustainable Materials Institute

Vermont Timber Frames
 

BASF

Structural insulated panel associationtimber framers guildenergy star

 

Timberline Panels can help you achieve an ENERGY STAR® rating.