Custom home builders and designers emphasizing energy efficiency, green building, and use of local materials since 1982.




T.H. Lovdal & Co. Ltd. supports local businesses. We buy as many goods and services as we can directly from local vendors and trades people.

We are constantly learning about new technologies and better ways of energy detailing. We continually incorporate the best of these ideas in our homes. The links below represent a few of our suppliers and sources for our building philosophy.

Ideas and Research

Building Science Corporation
Building Science Corporation is a Boston based architecture and building science consulting firm with clients throughout North America. Building Science Corporation specializes in building technology consulting. Our focus is preventing and resolving problems related to building design, construction and operation. We are internationally recognized for our expertise in moisture dynamics, indoor air quality, and forensic (building failure) investigations. We are also on the leading edge of the design of sustainable communities and buildings. We believe in promoting energy efficiency and environmental responsibility within the constraints of marketable and affordable building technology.

Energy & Environmental Building Association
To provide education and resources to transform the residential design, development and construction industries to profitably deliver energy efficiency and environmentally responsible buildings and communities

U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council is the nation’s foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.

United States Government Energy Rating system
ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.

Green Energy Ohio
Green Energy Ohio (GEO) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting environmentally and economically sustainable energy policies and practices in Ohio

Not So Big House
“Is there a way to think beyond ordinary boundaries to create a house that works better for us? This is the secret to designing a Not So Big House–the ability to think creatively, responding to needs and wishes, not to preconceived notions of what a house should be.”

Suppliers and Manufacturers

Manufactures and sells products which improve indoor air quality and are also energy conscientious and environmentally friendly.

Third Sun Solar and Wind Power
Full Service Supplier and Installer of Solar and Wind Power Systems.

Jeld-Wen Windows
Supplier of entry-level Energy Star Windows.

Typical insulation used in basements.

Wall and ceiling insulation.

Used to seal exterior walls and cathedral ceilings.

Major supplier of exterior doors.

Supplier of metal roof systems.

Geothermal heat pumps.

Athens Kitchen and Bath
Supplier of cabinetry and countertops.


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