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13 Principles of Sustainable Architecture From Nader Khalili Student - Green Prophet


Green Prophet
Designed by Hassan Fathy, the Akil Sami House in Egypt is a fairly recent example of earth architecture that is both beautiful and functional. If the architecture mentor is successful, his or her student will first absorb and then build upon their ...

Classifying and recognizing soils training class to be offered by reclamation ... - PhysOrg.com (press release)


PhysOrg.com (press release)
The Bureau of Reclamation will host its 2012 Earth School: Visual Identification of Soils and Introduction to Geotechnical Investigation March 6 – 8. Participants will learn about techniques used to visually classify and recognize soils in civil ...

Hydraulic Fracturing: What the Frack Are We Doing to the Planet? - PCWorld


PCWorld
Are we engineering earthquakes recklessly drilling into the earth and artificially pressurizing areas to more ably retrieve fuels and pump waste? Could the long term effect of such practice cause serious harm to the Earth? What do you think?
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Injection Wells Shut Down After 4.0 Earthquake in Ohio - Insurance Journal


Insurance Journal
Let's not confuse hydraulic fracturing with long term subsurface injection. I have a PhD in earth science/engineering and am highly qualified to comment on this. Hydraulic fracturing is a limited (time, volume) injection event and that volume is not ...

Engineering student killed in accident - The Hindu


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An engineering student Ch. Sridhar Kumar was killed and his three classmates injured when a truck rammed into the car near Petbasheerabad on Tuesday. The truck and the car were going in the same direction. Death was instant for Sridhar Kumar, ...

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United States Venture Four Architects, Inc.

Texas based residential and light commercial architectural firm. Includes photos of featured projects.

Category: Architects - Multi-Discipline - Architecture
Location: Vancouver - United States



     

United States Enno Wiersma

Architect's studio in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, specializing in an ecological approach. Profile, projects and commentary on modern architecture and earth building.

Category: Architects - Sustainable - Architecture
Location: SAN ANSELMO - United States

United States Green Home Building

Focuses on sustainable architecture strategies, natural building methods, and examples of vernacular architecture, with lists of books and related web sites. Also information on dealing with building codes when using natural building materials.

Category: Sustainable Architecture - Building Types
Location: Herndon - United States

United States YourHomePlanet

Large directory of environmental building design information resources. Includes a link to a design tool for environmentally sensitive hospitality design.

Category: Sustainable Architecture - Building Types
Location: Washington - United States

United States Terra Firma Earth Building Company

Designs and builds rammed earth homes in New Zealand, and provides rammed earth consultation services. Site contains project photos and construction options.

Category: Sustainable Architecture - Building Types
Location: Washington - United States

United States Adobe Builder News

Adobe building information portal site. Producers of the Earthbuilders Encyclopedia CD-ROM, a 300-page reference of earth construction. Also has information about the Southwest Solar Adobe School, building codes, and a general introduction to earth structures.

Category: Sustainable Architecture - Building Types
Location: Washington - United States

United States Dhaj's Place

Offers workshops on in-situ adobe, paving, plaster, and mosaic construction in Northland NZ.

Category: Sustainable Architecture - Building Types
Location: Herndon - United States

United States Environmental Construction Technologies

Manufacturer of Enviro-Bricks and Earth Bricks: compressed soil stabilized interlocking building units.

Category: Sustainable Architecture - Building Types
Location: Washington - United States

United States Rammed Earth

Includes a description of the construction of a rammed earth house in Australia. Includes photos, a tongue-in-cheek F.A.Q., and links to other sites.

Category: Sustainable Architecture - Building Types
Location: Herndon - United States

United States Rammed Earth Development (Arizona)

Designs and builds rammed earth and adobe houses in Tucson and Southern Arizona. Information about design, general contracting, and wall ramming services.

Category: Sustainable Architecture - Building Types
Location: Washington - United States

United States Development Center for Appropriate Technology

Non-profit organization that supports the development and use of sustainable technology through education, research, and projects. Includes information on working with code officials. Active in revising building codes to include sustainable issues.

Category: Sustainable Architecture - Building Types
Location: Boulder - United States

United States Development Center for Appropriate Technology

Supporting the development and use of sustainable approaches to meeting human and ecological needs through the appropriate use of technology.

Category: Sustainable Architecture - Building Types
Location: Pittsburgh - United States

United States Robert Andrews: Straw Bale Design

50 straw bale house plans.

Category: Sustainable Architecture - Building Types
Location: Beenleigh - United States

United States Straw Bale Construction Research Testing Program

The Ecological Building Network has published its straw bale testing results.

Category: Sustainable Architecture - Building Types
Location: Herndon - United States

United States Fred Webster Associates

A civil/structural engineering consulting company providing a broad range of engineering services located in California.

Category: Consulting - Civil Engineering
Location: United States

United States Venture Four Architects

Services include custom residential and light commercial architecture, construction management and energy analysis.

Category: Firms - Architecture
Location: Baltimore - United States

United States Comet Studios

Architectural consortium specializing in environmentally conscious planning and design.

Category: Firms - Architecture
Location: Baltimore - United States

United States Auroville Earth Institute

Our Mother Earth gives us a wonderful building material, which should be used with awareness, sensitivity, and with much respect and gratitude. The Auroville Earth Institute is acting for this recognition. The Auroville Earth Institute is ...

Category: Sustainable Architecture - Building Types
Location: N/A - United States