Facility and Affiliations

How is your facility eco conscious?

We pioneered in-house recycling in our industry, through the use of boilers which burn our waste wood to power our kilns, and heat our shop. There's virtually no smoke or ash generated because of the extremely high temperatures. Our sawdust is recycled into pellets for home heating, our electricity is generated through wind-power, and our office is heated with an incredibly efficient hydronic heating system. Did we mention that we recycled an entire bowling alley to make our shop?

What does FSC mean?

FSC is an acronym for the Forest Stewardship Council™.  This is an independent, not-for-profit organization which was established to promote responsible forest management. Learn more.

Are your products FSC certified?

All of our reclaimed wood products are FSC Certified. You might ask why we carry FSC certification for a wood which is recycled, and therefore already an environmentally sound choice?  We think it is worth it for you to know without question that the reclaimed wood you purchase from us is 100% recycled.

What does LEED mean?

LEED is an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED was created by the United States Green Building Council. It is a program for establishing standards for environmentally sound construction. Meeting certain specific criteria, different levels of LEED certification are awarded. Learn more.

Are your products LEED point eligible?

Yes! The points/credits available for materials vary based on a variety of criteria. Call us - we can point you in the right direction.

Why don't you list your LEED points?

Because geography, material types and percent used can affect the eligible LEED points, it's best to talk with a local LEED AP to find out what our products will qualify for in your area. New Energy Works also has LEED AP's on staff and can help answer basic questions.

Are you members of the Timber Frame Business Council?

Yes. Jennifer, our marketing manager, currently sits on the board of the council. Check back, we'll have more information soon.

Are you members of the Timber Framers Guild?

Yes. We are long standing members - we were there when the Guild was started.

What is the USGBC?

The United States Green Building Council or USGBC, is a non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation focusing on sustainable building and construction. They are also the developers of the LEED (see above) certification program. Learn more.