Green Building

Custom Remodel and Addition along the river in Bend

30 Oct Sweetwater – EARTH ADVANTAGE Platinum

As green and custom home builders in Bend, we're pleased to share that the Sweetwater home is certified Earth Advantage Platinum. The remodel/addition incorporates many important green and sustainable products and technologies while remaining simple. The home's building envelope is high-performance, using staggered-stud framing with triple pane windows with adjustable...

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LEED Platinum Certified Custom Home Desert Rain


We take great pride in announcing the newest accolade for the Desert Rain. This profoundly green, custom home has just been certified LEED Platinum!  LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is a green home certification system for homes that are designed and built to be energy- and resource-efficient...

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Desert Rain open dining

24 Apr Desert Rain – Living Building Challenge

The Desert Rain House is part of the uniquely green compound on the westside of Bend, Oregon. This incredibly green home is striving to meet the Living Building Challenge - the most stringent green building certification existing today. After Tom and Barbara complete the year-long audit,...

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Earth Advantage Award for Lowest EPS-Timberline Construction of Bend

10 Mar Earth Advantage Green Home Builder of the Year – Lowest EPS

[caption id="attachment_4312" align="alignleft" width="250"] Matt Douglas received the award on behalf of Timberline Construction of Bend.[/caption]   Constructing the Desert Rain Home has resulted in many accolades for our construction company, including the 2014 Earth Advantage Green Home Builder of the Year Award for the lowest EPS (energy performance...

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27 Jul Barham – Earth Advantage Silver

Winner of the 2014 COBA Tour of Homes – Green Builder Award, the Barham home is situated just west of Bend, Oregon, in Teterow with western views and ample outdoor living areas. Keeping livability and efficiency at the forefront of our building process, we built this home to...

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08 May Onsite Water Treatment

Water usage and re-usage is a crucial component of the Desert Rain House, as well as being a key factor in the home meeting the Living Building Challenge (green certification).  This home is incredibly unique, not just in Bend, Oregon, but also in any urban...

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