Articles

Reuse as a First Step in Sustainable Building

Thrift never looked quite so good as it does on the home of Andy Hill, Ely’s own construction specialist and reduce, reuse, and recycle extraordinaire. Hill is passionate about sharing his sustainable building tactics with the Northwoods community, a purpose which he hopes will ultimately lead to decreased environmental impact as we build the walls...

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Building an Education on Sustainability

The word of the week is save, and local Andy Hill is emphatic about saving time, energy, and resources in the midst of building his new ultra-efficient retirement home located alongside Ely’s Trezona Trail. As winter draws near, saving time becomes vital for Hill. As he and his crew begin to prioritize each day’s agenda...

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Passive Solar Systems for Sustainable Heating

Welcome to round two of the five-part series exploring the foundations, so to speak, of sustainable building. As a recap, our featured protagonist, environmental advocate, and locale Andy Hill is walking us through the important features of energy-efficient design and using his real-time retirement home construction to demonstrate. Two weeks ago, we explored the “Perfect...

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Building the ultimate wall to break down sustainability barriers

Over a series of weeks, the Timberjay will be exploring how home builders can move forward in their projects with a sustainable initiative. Looking through the lens of a Northwoods local’s sustainable construction expertise, you can begin to construct the outline for your upcoming building, guest house, remodel, or otherwise that will, ultimately, benefit the...

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