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Straw-Bale Council Housing

Posted in Models, Research by Kate Archdeacon on July 28th, 2011


ModCell makes sustainable, prefabricated straw bales and sets up a ‘flying factory’ in a space such as a farmyard where wall panels for homes can be assembled close to where they are needed.” Click through to see the image gallery on the Guardian.

Two local councils in the UK have chosen to build straw-bale council houses, in order to decrease domestic GHG emissions.  The houses are extremely well-insulated, potentially reducing residents’ heating costs to 20 percent of those of conventional homes, and helping address the issue of fuel scarcity.  The straw-bale homes are built using locally produced hay-bales, and they achieve a higher fire safety rating than the required standards.

Read the full article by Cath Harris in the Guardian.

Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference

Posted in Events by Devin Maeztri on May 5th, 2009

What: The 3rd annual Behavior, Energy and Climate Change (BECC) Conference
When: November 15-18th, 2009
Where: Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C
Behaviour, Energy and Climate Change
2009 BECC Conference Convening Organizations:
Stanford University’s Precourt Energy Efficiency Center (PEEC)
The California Institute for Energy and Environment (University of California) (CIEE), and
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
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