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This workshop will offer understanding of four technologies- straw bale building, light clay construction, modern earthen floors, and natural plaster finishes. COST: $30.00 for members, $60for non-members (Rates go up $30 the week of the class.) CREDITS: Self reporting AIA credits

When: 6/5/2013
Where: Houston Room
Boulder County Clerk and Recorder at 1750 33rd Street
Boulder, Colorado  80302
United States
Contact: Colorado Green Building Guild

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CEU:   Self reporting AIA credits

Cost:  $30.00 Guild Member, $60.00 Non Member (Rates go up $30.00 the week of the class.)


This workshop will discuss the building science of four technologies- straw bale building, light clay construction, modern earthen floors, and natural plaster finishes.Ecological design brings a rationale for the use of local, natural buildings materials. Straw bale and other natural materials are increasingly used in code approved residential, commercial and institutional structures to create award winning high performance buildings and warm, inviting, and comfortable spaces.

About the Trainer 

Laura Bartels, president of GreenWeaver Inc., is a consultant, facilitator and educator in the areas of high performance and appropriate building technologies and sustainable building codes, with a focus on tribal and rural communities. She serves as a design and technical consultant to architectural and contracting firms nationally for residential, commercial  industrial and institutional high performance and award winning building projects, tribal organizations, educational institutions, and contractors. She is the board president of the Colorado Straw Bale Association, was the lead speaker for the first U.S. Congressional briefing on straw bale construction and recently organized the International Straw Bale Builders Conference. Currently, she serves on the team for EPA to develop their tribal green building and codes online toolkit. She is a coordinator in a national effort to change building codes to address toxic flame retardants in foam insulation. Her recent work has included facilitating the National Tribal Green Building Codes Summit and the Sustainable Codes Policy Retreat, participating in the EPA Tribal Green Building Code Working Group, and technical consulting and training for the Pinoleville Pomo Nation. Laura has developed curriculum for and taught at the Sinte Gleska University, University of Colorado, and United Tribes Technical College. 

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