“David Stone is the brains behind a new patented concrete technology known as Ferrock, based on iron carbonate and incorporating largely recycled materials to produce (around 95%)! It’s showing promising signs as an alternative to concrete and a far greener … Continue reading →
“Should we ever get human settlers on Mars, they’ll likely have to construct their buildings at least partially out of Martian soil. That said, it would be nice if they didn’t have to bring along a bunch of kilns, in … Continue reading →
“The California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen Code) is Part 11 of the California Building Standards Code and is the first statewide “green” building code in the US.
“Joseph Kennedy is an architectural designer, writer, artist and filmmaker who specializes in sustainable building, ecological design, and community development. After many years of teaching sustainable building techniques in Africa, Asia, Europe, United States and South America, he now teaches … Continue reading →
“Good Earth Nepal sponsored and constructed an Earthbag Meeting Center/Canteen at Anna University Campus in Madurai, India, which is now complete. This project serves as a sustainable building model for the future generation of engineers who study on campus. … Continue reading →
In general, we do not encourage using lots of cement because of its adverse environmental impact. However, there are times when it might make sense in certain situations. In the tropics, for instance, it’s common to use block construction for … Continue reading →