29 Jul '16, 11am

Award-winning rammed earth home in Spain halves normal CO2 emissions

Award-winning rammed earth home in Spain halves normal CO2 emissions

21st century house,” Castellarnau’s design incorporates a variety of energy and resource-saving strategies. The stone, earth, and straw used in construction comprises 80 percent of the home’s overall weight, and all building materials, including wood, sheep’s wool and hydraulic lime, were sourced from within a 150 kilometer radius. In addition to supporting local suppliers, this drastically reduces the distance materials have to travel, and thereby the amount of greenhouse gas emissions sent billowing into the atmosphere. In a recent press release, Castellernau reported that the lifecycle analysis of this particular design shows a 50 percent reduction in overall emissions.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/award-winning-rammed-earth-home-in-s...

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