Green Hammer is a multi-disciplinary team of architects, construction managers, certified Building Performance Institute specialists, Certified Passive House Consultants, engineers, LEED AP’s, FSC millwrights, skilled craftspeople, and dedicated staff. Our team has the capacity to design, engineer, and build the most energy-efficient buildings in the world. Additionally, Green Hammer’s sister company, Urban Timber Works, a small urban log salvage, milling, and wood processing company, provides Green Hammer with exceptional local wood products from large slabs to trim material.
We have a deep commitment to using non-toxic, low carbon footprint, and ecologically sound systems and products on all of our projects. Green Hammer is currently the only Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody (COC) certified building company in the United States. We have taken this step to not only support a type of natural resource management we believe in, but to invest in a future where grand biodynamic forests thrive for the generations to come.
To conserve natural resources our designers and builders focus on reuse and repurposing of materials first. Our build team is fully committed to the reduce, reuse and recycle mantra on site integrated with our time proven waste management systems allowing us to claim 90% and higher waste recycling rates on our sites. Green Hammer further diverts waste from the landfill by utilizing salvaged materials from the deconstruction process and suppliers like Rebuilding Center and our own Urban Timberworks log salvage and milling company for use during the construction and restoration process.
We support regionally based craftsmen, suppliers and manufacturers to keep our dollars within our community. We are dedicated to preferring local, responsible sources first within reason of the project goals. For instance we use only lumber salvaged locally or from Oregon forest stewards committed to FSC standards or better. Our efforts hope to ensure the restoration of our Oregon forests, decrease fossil fuel dependence, benefit local jobs and enhance connections in the local economy.