natural building materials

August 24, 2011

The Top 10 Reasons Why Bamboo can Save the Planet

By now, nearly everyone knows that we are depleting the natural resources of the only home that we have at a rate that is well past […]
July 12, 2011

Guidelines for building green homes

You might think that there is a lot more hassle and expense involved in building a home that conforms to your eco-friendly standards, but in truth, […]
June 27, 2011

How Green is Bamboo Floor Manufacturing?

The process of manufacturing bamboo flooring is comparable to any other flooring solution.  Significant heat is required to kiln dry the bamboo during the process, as […]
April 12, 2011

How to Build a Bamboo and Earth House

Berkeley based Natural Builders worked with a local team to build this house in Costa Rica using bamboo joinery and the infill between the posts using […]
September 14, 2010

Climate Sensitive Design for Buildings

A house or a building can be thought of as being an envelope, which shelters an indoor space from the weather outside. The objective of the […]
August 27, 2010

LUMENHAUS – The Future Is Here

An 800 sq. ft. zero-energy house that is completely powered by the sun. A house that wakes you up, tells you how its doing and dresses […]
July 15, 2010

Use Eco-Friendly Roof Insulation

For most homes in the temperate parts of the world, roof insulation is very important in many ways.  Your house will be warmer in cold weather […]
June 5, 2010

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint One Month at a Time

With all the Earth Day reminders on reducing your carbon footprint you might feel a bit overwhelmed as to how to make a 360-degree turn in […]
May 5, 2010

Natural Building Materials

The materials common to many types of natural building are clay and sand. When mixed with water and, usually, straw or other fibre, the mixture is […]
May 3, 2010

Eco-Building: 8 Critical Considerations for Sustainable Building

Green building is the practice of increasing the efficiency of buildings and their consumption of energy, water, and materials. Eco-building reduces construction damages to human health […]