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Posts Tagged ‘Insulation’

CEDES Straw Bale Demonstration Home

Sunday, October 20th, 2013:

“The state of Sonora recognized that to their south, in the Valle del Yaqui, the area around Ciudad Obregon, they had vast reservoirs of wheat straw that could be utilized for building. With a new governor in place, there was motivation to begin experimenting once again with straw bale buildings and take advantage of what […]  Read more from > CEDES Straw Bale Demonstration Home

Building with Jumbo Straw Bales

Thursday, July 26th, 2012:

“The Holiday Apartments Straw House – farm Holiday The strawbale house was constructed with jumbo strawbales allowing superb insulation and a healthy, very comfortable atmosphere. The appartements have been arranged with all natural materials such as wooden furniture, terracotta-flooring and clay walls. The room atmosphere is magnificent, and is enhanced by large windows, light colours […]  Read more from > Building with Jumbo Straw Bales

Slash Energy Bills with Window Quilts

Friday, December 16th, 2011:

Installing window quilts is one of the simplest, easiest ways to save on energy costs. It’s right up there with caulking, weather stripping and adding extra roof insulation in terms of rapid payback. Window quilts would probably pay for themselves in just one or two seasons. With something so simple and obvious you’d think more […]  Read more from > Slash Energy Bills with Window Quilts