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From Catherine Wanek of Builders Without Borders comes this news about a strawbale eco-house exhibit in Washington D.C.
New Society Publishers will be parterning on this project - if you're in the area please do check it out!
Strawbale Construction goes to Washington
Builders Without Borders, a worldwide network of natural builders, will create a straw-bale demonstration building at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington D.C. Joining a summer-long exhibition, the BWB "ecohouse" will demonstrate energy-efficient design and green building techniques including straw-bale, bamboo, timber-frame, cob, and earthbag construction, and decorative earthen plasters. The exhibit will be on display from Memorial Day through Columbus Day, Saturday May 24 -- October 13, 2008.
The U.S. Botanic Garden is on the National Mall, across the street from the U.S. Capitol. The USBG is producing this exhibition, called "One Planet - Ours! Sustainability for the 22nd Century" to showcase earth-friendly techniques and technologies including edible schoolyards, urban orchards, a solar greenhouse, photovoltaic panels, a vertical wind turbine, a green roof and rainwater harvesting.