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In 1994, when Chelsea Green published The Straw Bale House, the response from many people was a loud, "Huh?!"
Those days are gone. With more than 100,000 copies sold, and straw bale projects underway in most regions of North America, we've entered a new era. Even building-code officials and insurance companies now look favorably upon straw bale buildings, with their extraordinary energy efficiency and wise use of agricultural waste for construction materials.
Bergeron and Lacinski's new book Serious Straw Bale is the first to look carefully at the specific design considerations critical to success with a straw bale building in more extreme climates-where seasonal changes in temperature, precipitation, and humidity create special stresses that builders must understand and address. The authors draw upon years of experience with natural materials and experimental techniques, and present a compelling rationale for building with straw-one of nature's most resilient, available, and affordable byproducts.
For skeptics and true believers, this book will prove to be the latest word.
This is a second-generation straw bale book, for those seeking serious information to meet serious challenges while adventuring in the most fun form of construction to come along in several centuries.
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Paul Lacinski is a partner in Green Space Collaborative, an environmental consulting firm offering integrated project management and innovative design services. He lives in Ashfield, Massachusetts.Review:
"Lacinski and Bergeron are strikingly thorough and forthright in presenting what it takes to make straw bale work in the toughest of climates."--Peter Yost, Senior Editor, Environmental Building News
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Book Description Chelsea Green Publishing Company December 2000, 2000. Trade Paperback. Condition: New. Complete information for professional contractors as well as self-builders on straw bale construction including cold and/or wet climates This illustrated book is the first to closely examine the specific design considerations critical to success with straw bale building in more extreme climates. The authors draw upon years of experience with natural materials and experimental techniques to present a compelling rational for building with straw. 16-page color section. Seller Inventory # 96203
Book Description Chelsea Green, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1890132640
Book Description Chelsea Green Publishing, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1890132640
Book Description Chelsea Green Publishing, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111890132640