18 May '13, 6am

Low-cost Compressed Earth Block Manufacturing Introducedvia @gbelements

Low-cost Compressed Earth Block Manufacturing Introducedvia @gbelements

Butler added, the ability to make a block that becomes as hard as a brick without the negative environmental impact that firing bricks causes was a distinct advantage over cement and brick building materials. CEB walls cost 30% less cost over cement block walls. The ability to employ five people and cover the expense of all the materials and be able to pay for the machine over time excited a lot of prospective buyers. Making a block for as low as $0.23 and being able to cover all material, capital, and overhead expenses convinced many that the use of the machine could go a long way to providing a sustainable business targeted at fighting poverty.

Full article: http://greenbuildingelements.com/2010/10/26/low-cost-comp...

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