We strive for reducing our carbon footprint in all aspects of our business.
Since we live in a temperate rain forest it only makes sense to know that our wood materials are coming from close by.
We use a lot of wood to build our homes. It is the best material out there for building, and even larger structures are now being built with engineered wood products. When managed correctly, it is a great renewable resource, and Oregon has a lot of it!
Because of this we try as best we can to buy all FSC certified wood harvested responsibly from Oregon forests. We have relationships with distributors in the area that deal with only FSC certified products & local lumber mills that grow responsibly.
The Forest Stewardship Council is a not-for profit organization that sets standards for responsible forest management. A voluntary program, the FSC uses the power of the marketplace to protect forests for future generations.
This often doesn’t cost anything extra, and can even save money if you know where to look. The payback of keeping our forests managed correctly & our hard-earned greenbacks in the region though is priceless!
On top of buying the greenest wood we can, we also reuse as much of the wood on site as we can. We are reusing the old sheathing we removed as finish trim and accent wall finishes inside the home. At Hinge, we feel it is our responsibility to do all we can to protect the forests we have grown up loving so that they as large & healthy for our grandkids as they were for us.