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Arizona Shop Structure I have a strong interest in alternative construction techniques that fundamentally make sense even if the ‘how-to’ phase hasn’t been documented for decades and accepted into building codes--because code allows so many people to live in drastically energy inefficient, burnable, rot prone structures that use a lot of materials which are suspect in terms of human health. I moved to rural, southeastern Arizona because the high desert climate agreed with me and there were no building codes here, which allowed me to try a variety of alternative construction projects on my property. My first experience with alternative buildings was via my neighbor out here, who built a strawbale house which burned to the ground inside of half an hour. The ideal situation would be thermal mass with insulation on the outside, but not rigid foam as is used throughout the southwest- it creates a vapor barrier which is destructive to earth based structures such as adobe, rammed earth, cobb or earthbags.

Alternative Technology Association website EcoLiving Articles about projects that save you money. viewing 1 - 5 of 55 results. Old furnace, washer or water heater?By C.M. Upgrading your furnace, water heater or washing machine to the most energy efficient models will immediately slash your energy or water bills. more Topics: Draft-proof Your HouseBy Rhea Seymour How to identify air leaks in your home, then seal cracks with caulking or weather stripping and apply for rebates to reduce your expenses. Green Kitchen Design IdeasBy Catherine Therrien See which appliances, kitchen cabinets, floor tiles and countertops make the greenest choices when you want to upgrade your kitchen.

Hemp Construction using Natural Lime from St Astier Hemp is a natural material suitable for making light weight insulating mortars. Its density vary between 110 and 150 kg. per m3. The strands are between 5 and 25mm long. Particular attention has to be paid in making sure that hemp is not subject to dampness either due to stocking conditions of the raw material or capillary action in hemp mortars (adequate damp courses if constructing walls or insulating/draining ballast base in concrete should be in place). The qualities of St. In comparison with other products using hydrated lime with the addition of hydraulic binders (cement)/pozzolans, Batichanvre ® contains 25% less additions due to the use of St. INSULATING HEMP/LIME CONCRETE Dosage: 1 bag of Batichanvre ® ( 25kg) + 100 litres of hemp + (optional) 5 litres of coarse sharp sand (5mm down)Water addition : 35 to 40 litres Application Directly on soil: on a well levelled and compacted soil, if necessary stabilised , construct a 15-20cm. ballast base. Do not use any plastic sheeting.

One Block Off the Grid: The Smart New Way to Go Solar | Solar Panels, Solar Photovoltaic, Solar Cells, Solar System, Solar Power, Solar Energy, Solar PV Dream Green Home Plans Lime kiln Lime kiln and plant, Wyoming, 2010 A lime kiln is used to produce quicklime through the calcination of limestone (calcium carbonate). The chemical equation for this reaction is CaCO3 + heat → CaO + CO2 Early lime use[edit] Types of kiln[edit] Permanent lime kilns fall into two broad categories: "Flare kilns" also known as "intermittent" or "periodic" kilns; and "Draw kilns" also known as "perpetual" or "running" kilns. Early kilns[edit] Cross section of typical early kiln The common feature of early kilns was an egg-cup shaped burning chamber, with an air inlet at the base (the "eye"), constructed of brick. Only lump stone could be used, because the charge needed to "breathe" during firing. Sets of seven kilns were common. A 'lazy kiln' was how kilns were called if they were only used rarely.[10] Great Britain[edit] The large kiln at Crindledykes near Haydon Bridge, Northumbria, was one of more than 300 in the county. Australia[edit] Belgium[edit] Modern kilns[edit] Shaft kilns[edit]