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In this blog, we will look at the earth bag house and consider the pros and cons versus other methods of creating high mass walls. It seems that the newest “thing” in the world of green architecture is the Earth Bag house. Indeed, Google indicates that “Earth Bag...
Building Costs and Building Quality: What Can Be Done To Bring About Change in Today’s Building Practices
Most homes today are built to minimum standards regarding health, safety, durability, and energy efficiency. While they may be attractive on the outside, they generally are not comfortable spaces in terms of heating and cooling. As a consequence, owners experience...
A Net-Plus home or building is one that produces more energy than it consumes. This means that the excess energy can be returned to the grid. This usually is accomplished through a line-tie system that connects the home’s photovoltaic system with the community grid....
What makes Poured Earth the better, smarter alternative? Energy Efficiency – High-mass Poured Earth walls (generally 16” thick ) are the passive solar “batteries” that store heat during the winter days and cool during the summer nights. High-mass homes by Living...
Living Systems is led by architect Michael Frerking who specializes in a revolutionary building technique called Form Free Poured Earth. We offer sustainable architecture services including Design/Build and consulting, and provide Poured Earth Training and Certification. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to learn more or start a conversation about your next project.