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Students use rice husks to build affordable homes in the Philippines.

Posted by Blue Designs - Architectural Designers on Monday, March 20, 2017, In : Green Building 


Rice husks used to be considered a waste product good for nothing but fire or landfills, but now enterprising companies are beginning to realize their potential as a sustainable building material. A group of students from the Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering at University of California used waste rice husks to manufacture termite-resistant composite boards with help from a $75,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop and build affordable housing in the Ph...


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Straw Bale Buildings are Carbon Neutral

Posted by Blue Designs - Architectural Designers on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, In : Green Building 

A study by the Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory in Lausanne, Switzerland finds that straw bale buildings are carbon neutral. Engineer Adrien Chaussinand conducted extensive testing of ECO-46, a straw bale building that houses the Department of Parks and Gardens in Lausanne.

He conducted a life cycle analysis of the building, which accounted for all the energy that went into its construction — from planting the grass to the eventual destruction of the structure. “If all of the b...


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Building your House with Straw? How about Rice Straw? by Claire Cardwell

Posted by Blue Designs - Architectural Designers on Monday, November 7, 2016, In : Green Building 


https://www.bebee.com/producer/@claire-cardwell/building-your-house-out-of-straw-how-about-rice-straw

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8 Advantages of using Straw Bales to Build your House

Posted by Blue Designs - Architectural Designers on Monday, June 6, 2016, In : Green Building 
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/8-advantages-using-straw-bales-build-your-house-claire-cardwell?trk=hp-feed-article-title-publish

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