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NEW SOCIETY BLOG — Green Building

Everything You Wanted to Know About Composting Toilets

Ann Baird and Gord Baird Ann Baird and Gord Baird's new book Essential Composting Toilets answers every question you might have ever had about composting toilets - how to use them, install them, compost the resource and more. Composting Toilets - Not a Crappy Solution Gord Baird is our guest today and answers your questions from how to retrofit to what to tell the neighbours. How can I find out if composting toilets are allowed in my region? If they aren’t, what can I do? There are two routes one can take to investigate the regulations around composting toilets. The...

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Solar Electricity Basics

The indispensable guide to solar electricity systems for homeowners, business owners, builders, and students is back with new and updated information. Solar Electricity Basics -- Revised and Updated 2nd Edition: Powering Your Home or Office with Solar Energy by renewable energy guru Dan Chiras is here. Check out the excerpt to learn about the popularity rise in solar power and if there is enough

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Interview with Jim Reiland, contributor to Straw Bale Building Details

Today we interview Jim Reiland, representing CASBA, the authors of Straw Bale Building Details: An Illustrated Guide for Design and Construction.

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Pros and Cons of Building with Earthbags

Today is the Build portion of our Grow Make Build Change summer reading sale theme featuring an excerpt from Essential Earthbag Construction: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide by Kelly Hart.

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