06 May '13, 2pm

An Introduction to Natural Building; the Greenest Building Possible #greenbuilding

An Introduction to Natural Building; the Greenest Building Possible #greenbuilding

As many of us know, the embodied energy of any given item or product includes all the energy gone into that product to create it and get it to the final consumer. With Natural Building many of the materials used to build a house can come from right on site, such as the clay dug up during the excavation. If you don’t have clay on your site, then chances are you can get clay from your local quarry, which got it from a local excavation. Even if you have to transport your natural materials to your site, you can feel good that there was little to no energy input in creating them. You just don’t “make” sand, unless you’re hardcore that way!

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