Sustainable Building with Earth

Terminology Earth blocks are typically rectangular-shaped earth building materials which are made from unshaped earthen materials according to Sects. 3.5.1, 3.5.3, and 3.5.4. Based on DIN EN 771-1, the following terms are defined for ...

Author: Horst Schroeder

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319194912

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 560

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This book provides an insightful overview of the current state of earth building. The author approaches the subject from the perspective of the building material’s life cycle, featuring in-depth explanations of the cycle's individual steps: extraction and classification of construction soil; production of earth building materials and earthen structures; planning, construction and renovation of earth buildings; and demolition and recycling of earthen structures. This unique resource provides examples of sophisticated earth building projects and illustrates the diverse applications of earth as a building material. Compared to conventional mineral building materials, earth possesses particularly positive ecological qualities such as its energy balance and recyclability. Architects, engineers, students, manufacturers and distributors of building materials, building contractors, building biologists, public authorities and preservationists will benefit from this book’s ample coverage of restoring, optimizing and building with this material of the past, present and future.

Building with Earth

Technical innovations such as prefabricated rammed earth components and clay panels facilitate the use of this sustainable material. This manual, now in its fourth and revised edition, describes the building technology of rammed earth.

Author: Gernot Minke

Publisher: Birkhaüser

ISBN: 3035622531

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Page: 208

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Earth, in common use for architectural construction for thousands of years, has in the past thirty years attracted renewed attention as a healthy, environment-friendly and economical building material. What needs to be considered in this context? The manual "Building with Earth", which has been translated into many languages, describes the building technology of this material. The physical properties and characteristic values are explained in a hands-on manner: With proper moisture protection, earth buildings are very durable, and in particular the combination with wood or straw allows a wide spectrum of design options. Numerous built examples demonstrate the range of applications for this fully recyclable material.

Essential Rammed Earth Construction

This book could well be the cornerstone of a modern boom in the popularity of rammed earth. — Stephen Dobson, Ramtec, Western Australia, builder of over 750 rammed earth structures Great for a client, architect, engineer, and builder. — ...

Author: Tim J. Krahn

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781771422468

Category: House & Home

Page: 160

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Everything you need to know to build with rammed earth in warm and cold climates. Rammed earth - sand, gravel, and clay or lime/cement binder packed into forms - is a low-energy, high-performance building method, yielding beautiful, sustainable results. It's thermally stable and can be insulated, can actively modulate humidity, provides a healthy indoor environment, and allows site materials to be used for major structural and building envelope elements. Essential Rammed Earth Construction covers design, building science, tools, and step-by-step building methods for any climate, with a special emphasis on building in cold climates of the northern US, Canada, and northern Europe. Coverage includes: Overview of earthen building Appropriate use of rammed earth walls Stabilized versus raw rammed earth Design considerations, including structural, insulation, and building envelope details Special considerations for cold and freeze-thaw climates Construction drawings, with step-by-step building instructions Tools and labor covering industrial methods, low-tech techniques, formwork options, mix design, budgets, and schedules Codes, inspections, and permits. This guide is an essential resource for experienced builders, DIY home owners, designers, engineers, and architects interested in learning about rammed earth construction.

Building with Earth

What needs to be considered in this context? The manual Building with Earth, which has been translated into many languages, describes the building technology of this material.

Author: Gernot Minke

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 9783035622553

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

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Earth, in common use for architectural construction for thousands of years, has in the past thirty years attracted renewed attention as a healthy, environment-friendly and economical building material. What needs to be considered in this context? The manual Building with Earth, which has been translated into many languages, describes the building technology of this material. The physical properties and characteristic values are explained in a hands-on manner: With proper moisture protection, earth buildings are very durable, and in particular the combination with wood or straw allows a wide spectrum of design options. Numerous built examples demonstrate the range of applications for this fully recyclable material.

Materials for Sustainable Sites

Austin Energy Green Building Program. 2007. Sustainable Building Sourcebook. http://austinenergy.com/Energy%20 Efficiency/Programs/Green%20Building/Sourcebook/ earthConstruction.htm Cast Earth. www.castearth.com (accessed April 30, ...

Author: Meg Calkins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470418925

Category: Architecture

Page: 464

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This complete guide to the evaluation, selection, and use of sustainable materials in the landscape features strategies to minimize environmental and human health impacts of conventional site construction materials as well as green materials. Providing detailed current information on construction materials for sustainable sites, the book introduces tools, techniques, ideologies and resources for evaluating, sourcing, and specifying sustainable site materials. Chapters cover types of materials, both conventional and emerging green materials, environmental and human health impacts of the material, and detailed strategies to minimize these impacts. Case studies share cost and performance information and lessons learned.

Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building

Figure B-3 Lou Kimball's rammed earth house, completed in 2003, earned a five-star Austin Energy Green Building Rating, an award that recognizes deeper green strategies than most conventional rating systems. Figure B-4 Earthbag ...

Author: Marian Keeler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119103837

Category: Architecture

Page: 360

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"Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building offers an introduction to green building concepts as well as design approaches that reduce and can eventually eliminate the need for fossil fuel use in buildings while also conserving materials, maximizing their efficiency, protecting the indoor air from chemical intrusion, and reducing the introduction of toxic materials into the environment. It represents a necessary road map to the future designers, builders, and planners of a post-carbon world." —from the Foreword by Ed Mazria A rich sourcebook covering the breadth of environmental building, Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building introduces the student and practitioner to the history, theory and technology of green building. Using an active learning approach, the concepts of sustainble architecture are explained and reinforced through design problems, research exercises, study questions, team projects, and discussion topics. Chapters by specialists in the green movement round out this survey of all the important issues and developments that students and professionals need to know. From history and philosophy to design technologies and practice, this sweeping resource is sure to be referenced until worn out.

Sustainable Materials in Building Construction

Use of unfired earth was quite common in the ancient times in many parts of the world, which got abandoned and forgotten with the advent of firing of earth, thereby making construction with earth more durable.

Author: J. M. P. Q. Delgado

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030468002

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 164

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This book presents a selection of recent research works that provide best practice solutions, case studies and practical advice on the implementation of sustainable construction techniques. The topics covered include innovations in building sustainability assessment, sustainable construction and materials, service-life prediction, construction 4.0, digitalization of the construction process, and circular economy. Reviewing the current state of knowledge, the book will benefit scientists, students, practitioners, lecturers and other interested parties in a range of scientific and engineering disciplines, e.g. civil, materials and mechanical engineering.

Sustainable Architecture in Vorarlberg

The village houses a number of early built examples by rammed earth construction pioneer Martin Rauch, and through this, Schlins has established itself as a mecca for this experimental building typology. On a trip to Africa in the early ...

Author: Ulrich Dangel

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783034604918

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

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The successful combination of a regional building style of sophisticated simplicity with sustainable construction methods has made the architecture of Vorarlberg (Austria) a model for the rest of the world. This book presents particularly successful projects from recent years involving various building types and portrays their development from design idea to built detail. The documented structures by Cukrowicz Nachbaur, Christian Lenz, Oskar Leo Kaufmann + Albert Rüf, Hermann Kaufmann, Dietrich Untertrifaller, Baumschlager Eberle, Marte.Marte, and Martin Rauch place the focus on their energy strategy and formally ambitious construction methods. All of the plans and detail drawings were specially prepared for the book, which makes it easy to compare the projects.

Sustainable Building for a Cleaner Environment

Earth. by. Stabilizing. with. Corn. Husk. Ash. Amina Lawal Batagarawa, Joshua Ayodeji Abodunrin, and Musa Lawal Sagada Abstract Conventional building materials such as sandcrete and concrete blocks have high thermal conductivity and low ...

Author: Ali Sayigh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319945958

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 471

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This book contains selected papers presented during the bi-annual World Renewable Energy Network’s Med Green Forum aimed at the international community as well as Mediterranean countries. This forum highlights the importance of growing renewable energy applications in two main sectors: Electricity Generation and the Sustainable Building Sector. In-depth chapters highlight the most current research and technological breakthroughs, covering a broad range of renewable energy technologies and applications in all sectors – for electricity production, heating and cooling, agricultural applications, water desalination, industrial applications and for the transport sectors.

Vernacular and Earthen Architecture Conservation and Sustainability

G. Bosman Earth Unit, Department of Architecture, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa ABSTRACT: Sustainable living solutions, using natural materials such as earth construction has been proven to be successful for ...

Author: Camilla Mileto

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351973946

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 824

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Vernacular architecture in general and earthen architecture in particular, with their rich variety of forms worldwide, are custodians of the material culture and identity of the peoples who built them. In addition, they are widely recognized as ancestral examples of sustainability in all their variants and interpretations, and the architecture of the present ought to learn from these when designing the sustainable architecture of the future. The conservation of these architectures – seemingly simple yet full of wisdom – is to be undertaken now given their intrinsic value and their status as genuine examples of sustainability to be learnt from and interpreted in contemporary architecture. Vernacular and earthen architecture: Conservation and Sustainability will be a valuable source of information for academics and professionals in the fields of Environmental Science, Civil Engineering, Construction and Building Engineering and Architecture.