Economy

Touching wood, you understand it will never be cold – it’s because the tree itself store the heat and prevent it from flowing away. For the wooden rooms, they have another positive feature – wooden walls dissipate heat evenly throughout the room.

Wooden houses saves at least 1/3 of the cost of heating

Experts have calculated the so-called U-value of different types of buildings. U-value describes a building’s thermal resistance – it shows how much amount of heat  energy (W) passes through one square meter of a material when the temperature difference between the two sides of the material is 1 degree Celsius. The U-value for wooden houses are lower than that of other materials for buildings, which means that heat must be supplied to maintain the less heat, which is clearly reflected in heating bills. Less heat energy consumption means not only your personal benefit, paying less for heating, but also for your contribution to saving the planet’s ecosystems – wooden house environment emits almost half the CO2 or the so-called “greenhouse gas” emissions. That is why wooden houses are referred to as “green” and environmentally friendly.

In 2003,  Bill Quigley did a year of research (Bill Quigley, “The Comparison of energy use and comfort Conditions in Timber Frame Houses andTraditional Block”), which compared heating of wooden houses with conventional block apartment. The main finding – wooden houses maintained a higher average temperatures, while using less energy and therefore at a lower cost than traditional estates. Temperature increase of 1 degree (Celsius) wooden homes should have about 44% less energy consumption than estates. Consequently, the cost of heating wood came home 32% lower than the estates.

More about the advantages of wooden buildings is referred in sub-sections.