Sailing my Earth Home Through Summer into 2017
How can you run your home freely like a sailing ship for best thermal performance in the Australian climate? An earth home could be the answer.
Earth Building – Modern Sustainable Architecture in Advanced Economies
All buildings should be affordable, safe, healthy, sustainable, comfortable and desirable, and unfired earth as a building material achieves these basic benchmarks.
Rammed Earth Receives a New Groundswell of Support
As a construction technique, rammed earth has well and truly has stood the test of time.
Mass-linked Ventilation Offers Comfort for Australian Buildings
In Australia, cooling has always been the challenge, and climate change predictions are that cool temperate heating climates like Melbourne will become cooling climates within the...
Earth Buildings: Comfortable, Healthy and Zero Carbon
Have you considered designing and building a really sustainable home?
Is NaTHERS Holding Back Sustainable Best Practice?
One of the biggest challenges for the built environment is reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Earth building has been around for centuries, houses nearly half of the...
Insurers Want NZ Govt to Make Decision Earthquake Body
The long-running review of how to fund and structure New Zealand's earthquake insurance body is keeping global insurers on tenterhooks.
Underground Houses Provide Relief from Heating/Cooling Costs
Underground houses may be known by different names - green home, earth integrated home, earth contact home, earth sheltered home, hobbit house and many more -...
Aqueduct House Defined by a Rammed Earth Wall
Aqueduct House features spaces that are defined and connected to the outdoors by a rammed earth wall that runs the entire length of the house.