Onine Book On Green Building & Remodeling Information Every builder needs a niche – a way to find good work without butting heads against cutthroat competition. The new book Build Smarter with Alternative Materials by Leon Frechette explains how to get a leg up on the competition by working smarter, not just harder. This Web site includes dozens of excerpts from the book, including complete chapters designed to make or save you money on every job. You'll get the facts, not the hype on these materials – including what to do and what to avoid, installation tips and man-hour estimates. Click on any chapter title in the blue bar at the left to see the chapter contents. Within each chapter you'll find a list of new materials recommended by the author. Building With Non-Recyclable Cardboard Bales When we first saw Rich Messer and Ann Dowden’s home built using bales made from laundry detergent boxes (which can’t be recycled because they’re coated in wax), set on a foundation made from bales of postconsumer PVC trash (toys, laundry baskets, shampoo bottles) we thought it was brilliant. Through the years, that snug little house—which looks just like a straw bale—has remained one of my favorites. I love to see people’s reactions when they realize the house is made from garbage. It seems so logical—such a natural use of an abundant unnatural resource.
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How to Construct Houses with Plastic Bottles !! The video shows the strength of a mud filled plastic bottle. When you make a clay brick, the time and energy used right from mixing the clay to baking it in the kiln and taking into account the firewood used for that, you will see that the bottle brick is far more energy-efficient. The technology also reduces the carbon emission that happens during the baking of an ordinary brick . The heat generation from cement factories can also be reduced as this technology uses only five percent cement. The foundation for the entire construction is obtained from building waste and so the mountains from which granite is blasted out can be saved too.. PET Bottle can last as long as 300 years (undoubtedly longer than the cement used to bind the bottles together in the walls!).
Earthbag Construction EarthBag Homes - you're standing on the building materials... earthbag home Long sandbags are filled on-site and arranged in layers or as compressed coils. Stabilizers such as cement, lime, or sodium carbonate may be added to an ideal mix of 70% sand, 30% clay.
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Composting Toilet Systems - Oikos Green Building Library Waste Reduction and Recycling Composting toilet systems (sometimes called biological toilets, dry toilets and waterless toilets) contain and control the composting of excrement, toilet paper, carbon additive, and, optionally, food wastes. Unlike a septic system a composting toilet system relies on unsaturated conditions (material cannot be fully immersed in water), where aerobic bacteria and fungi break down wastes, just as they do in a yard waste composter. Sized and operated properly, a composting toilet breaks down waste to 10 to 30 percent of its original volume.
Greenest building material in the world Green Material » Hemcrete, probably the greenest material on the planet. Posted on 19 November 2010. Tags: Architecture , biotecture , building material , cladding system , construction materials , earth architecture , Eco-Friendly Design , ecological architecture , sustainable architecture , sustainable ideas , sustainable solution , sustainable solutions , Uncompromising architecture Superadobe & Earthbags - What Is Superadobe? Superadobe (sandbag and barbed wire) technology is a large, long adobe. It is a simple adobe, an instant and flexible line generator. It uses the materials of war for peaceful ends, integrating traditional earth architecture with contemporary global safety requirements. Long or short sandbags are filled with on-site earth and arranged in layers or long coils (compression) with strands of barbed wire placed between them to act as both mortar and reinforcement (tension). Stabilizers such as cement, lime, or asphalt emulsion may be added.