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Introduction to Straw Bale Building

Almost 40% of all energy used in the United States is for heat­ing, cooling and operating buildings. Nearly 10% more is used to manufacture construction materials. Building a new home is one of the most environmentally costly things we do because it has immediate and ongoing impacts! Energy efficient homes made from carbon sequestering materials like straw can help us live more sustainably. Learn how straw bale buildings are designed and built. Presentation includes details explaining construction techniques, options, and a look at a few of nearly 50, permitted, straw bale homes in Jackson County. Many presentation images dawn from the California Straw Building Association’s book Straw Bale Building Details: An Illustrated Guide for Design and Construction.

For prospective home owners, designers, architects, or contrac­tors interested in learning how straw bale buildings are designed and built.

Where: North Mountain Park Nature Center, Ashland, Oregon

COST FREE. Class Size Limited. Visit to register.