Green Building Certifications & Accreditations

Building Performance Institute, Inc., Building Analysts and Envelope Professionals 

logos/BPI Logo d.jpg High Country Timberframe & Gallery Woodworking Company's employees are trained to  perform whole-house energy audits inorder to assess the energy  efficiency and air- tightness  of a structure.

National Association of Homebuilders, Certified Green Professionals

logos/Certified+Green+Professional+Logo.jpg HCTF staff have a solid background in building science and implementation  of proven green building construction practices during everystage of the home building process.  

Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Rater

logos/hers+rater.jpg High Country Timberframe has a HERS rater on staff. The HERS index is a scoring system established by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET). Home  designs are analyzed and scored according to variables that determine their energy  efficiency. Once the structure is complete, the actual score of the home is  determined.

The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA)

logos/SIPA_horz.JPG HCTF is a member of SIPA and is one of the few Certified SIPS Panel  Installers in Western North Carolina.  

Lead Renovation Training

HCTF is trained to identify and test for the presences of lead paint and certified in the appropriate removal practices of lead-based paint.  in 2010, the State of North Carolina adopted the 2008 EPA rule addressing lead-based paint hazards created by renovation, repair and painting activities that disturb lead-based paint in target housing and child-occupied facilities.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Training

All of the HCTF staff is trained in construction safety and health.