Mass reduction for mass appeal: FRPs and CMCs in RVs Whether we’re talking about pop-up campers hitched to passenger cars, “fifth wheels” — large trailers towed by pickup trucks — or self-propelled luxury motor homes (affectionately called mobile apartments), those who manufacture them are keen to take weight out of recreational vehicles (RVs). But unlike passenger car and commercial truck OEMs, those who build RVs aren’t motivated so much by pending fuel economy and/or greenhouse-gas emissions mandates — at least, not in North America, where the regulations don’t apply directly to the RVs themselves. Instead, the impetus for lightweighting has two other rationales. ANACONDA PROD Right in the middle of ”The green house of the future” how to do it DVD postproduction ! 590 gigs of wood, nails, tires, interaction with naturals phenomenon and hope for the future through autonomous production of local and healthy food for everyone ! Short Film in both French & English about the last Northeast Permaculture Convergence that has been held, 2013 July 5-7, in Frelighsburg, QC, Canada Court film sur la convergence de la permaculture qui s’est tenue à Frelighsburg, au Québec, Canada du 5 au 7 juillet 2013. With :
How to Build an Earthship: Step-by-Step Slideshow (Video) Image credit: EarthshipkirstAppalachian Gothic architecture made from recycled pallet wood is by no means the only DIY housing option using reclaimed materials. In fact, TreeHugger has featured countless posts on "earthships"—self-sufficient passive solar homes built from old tires, cans, mud and concrete. From Justin's introduction to the earthship concept, via Kristin's post on the first earthship in Nicaragua, to Lloyd's coverage of earthships landing in Britain, these low-impact dwellings have spread far and wide from their birth-place in New Mexico. But how do you actually build one?Via the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia, I've just come across this great slideshow showing a step-by-step progression through the building of an earthship in Normandy, France.
Basalt Rebar (Zeebars) Basalt Rebar (Zeebars) Here’s a natural substitute for steel rebar. It seems like this material would work perfectly with earthbag building, especially in seismic areas where additional reinforcing is typically required. Image and content below is from the Smarter Building Systems website. “Zeebars Basalt Rebar is an alternative to steel and fiberglass for reinforcing concrete. 8 Lessons To Help You Prepare For Your Earthship Build Source: www.themindunleashed.org | Original Post Date: May 4, 2015 – Not long ago on our land at the Valhalla Movement we spent three months building our Earthship-inspired greenhouse. It was messy, unnecessarily long, cold, and fraught with unpredictable challenges. We thought that the integrity of our mission plus the enthusiasm of our team and our supporters would be enough to get the local municipality on our side. We thought that our plans would be approved in no time.
Basalt Fiber Rebar The construction industry is becoming aware of the existence of reinforcing bars made from fiber-reinforced plastic. Fiberglass rebar has been on the market for some time, making inroads where steel rebar doesn’t work well. The first common applications have been used in corrosive environments and places where the induced fields resulting from steel reinforced concrete structures exposed to high levels of radio frequency radiations are a problem. There is now a new entry into this field, rebar made from basalt continuous filaments. Basalt is a common volcanic rock, found throughout the world where volcanoes have erupted and sent lava to the surface.
How To Build An Earthship An Earth Ship can be as simple as a one room with a loft or as complex as a multi-family apartment complex. One of the most famous Earth Ship homes was built by the actor Dennis Weaver and cost millions of dollars to complete. A small one can be constructed for a few thousand dollars, basically just the cost of the cement mix and if you are in a climate that is compatible with adobe type construction, and will do the labor for yourself, even less. Decentralized Frontier Most people come to understand the process of decentralization from the internet — the powerful network that connects more than 2 billion people worldwide. I grew up with the internet, but for me, it wasn’t until I lived in an Earthship that I came to understand and appreciate how significant decentralization was, and see how it was going to change the world. I discovered Earthships, the radically sustainable, autonomous buildings, completely by accident. In 2008, I was browsing documentaries at a local record store, and randomly stumbled onto Garbage Warrior.
RAW ENERGY MATERIALS CORP - What is RockRebar™? Raw Energy Materials Corp. 1190 SOUTH DIXIE HWY. SOUTHEASTPOMPANO BEACH, FL 33060ph: 954-803-9206alt: email@example.com Blogs » 10 Reasons Why We Need An EarthShip Home I have never heard of “Earthship” when looking at green homes before, I am so glad I stumbled upon this article as It has really made me think about my own set up and maybe even changed my mind and build one for my family. Basicly an Earthship is a very green, sustainable home. “Earthships can be built in any part of the world and still provide electricity, potable water, contained sewage treatment and sustainable food production. The Most Versatile and Economical sustainable green building design in the world” The great thing about these designs is Earthships catch water from the sky (rain & snow melt) and use it four times. Water is heated from the sun, biodiesel and/or natural gas.
Building An Earthship In 10 Minutes - Valhalla Movement Valhalla’s Earthship Inspired Greenhouse This year I had the privilege to be part of Valhalla’s Earthship Inspired Greenhouse. It truly lived up to its name, and it was indeed a greenhouse made up of Earthship elements, but more importantly, IT WAS INSPIRING. So many problems seem to plaguing our world, and yet the solutions remain exceedingly simple. What I learned transcends anything that could have been taught in a classroom, or through a book. This lesson was experienced. Fertilizer Blend Plants: A Growing Demand El Dorado Chemical – November 2009 El Dorado Chemical has contracted with Monolithic to build their new blend plant. A blend plant is for fertilizer. The various chemicals are stored separately. They can be loaded into a blender that mixes for delivery to the farm fields.