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Cordwood Building - Completely Revised and Updated

by: EJ on 10/21/2016

We are pleased to announce the release of Rob Roy's fully updated and revised 2nd edition of the best-selling Cordwood  Building: A Comprehensive Guide to the State of the Art. Rob Roy is the Director of of Earthwood Building School in West Chasy, NY.  He has authored and edited 15 books including Timber  Framing for the Rest of Us: A Guide to …

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Essential Hempcrete Construction launches Sustainable Building Essentials Series

by: Sara on 06/15/2016

Hot off the press! Essential Hempcrete Construction:The Complete Step-by-step Guide kicks off the launch of our exciting new Sustainable Building Essentials series.

Written by Chris Magwood, designer and builder of some of the most innovative and sustainable buildings in North America, this book will cover a complete step-by-step guide to using …

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Sustainable Building Essentials Series Launched

by: Sara on 06/13/2016

We are excited to announce that the Sustainable Building Essentials Series has officially launched with the release of Essential Hempcrete Construction, The Complete Step-by-step Guide by the series co-editor Chris Magwood.

THE SUSTAINABLE BUILDING ESSENTIALS SERIES was written with the practical, sustainable builder in mind. This unique series …

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On our way to the Mother Earth News Fair in Albany

by: Sara on 06/02/2016

Our bags are packed, the flights are booked and the books are shipped.  The Mother Earth News Fair in Albany, OR is only a couple of days away on June 4-5th and we are hoping to see you there!

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What is a Rocket Mass Heater?

by: Sara on 05/19/2016

While heating with wood is often considered a natural and economical alternative to electricity or fossil fuels, even with a fairly new and efficient stove, many cords of wood are required for a single winter and incomplete combustion can contribute to poor air quality.

A rocket mass heater is an earthen masonry heating system which provides clean, …

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