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Tribal Green Building Codes Exhibit Booth and Presentation
National American Indian Housing Council 39th Annual Convention & Tradeshow
May 21-22, 2013, Sheraton Chicago, Chicago, IL
Laura Bartels of GreenWeaver and David Eisenberg of Development Center for Appropriate Technology, as subcontractors to the US Environmental Protection Agency and members of the Tribal Green Building Codes Workgroup, will have an exhibitor booth and present a session titled "Opportunities in the Development and Adoption of Sustainable Building Codes". For more information, see the conference website at http://www.naihc.net/index.php/events/annual-convention/. For detailed information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Natural Building Technologies Training
Hosted by Colorado Green Building Guild
June 5th, 2013, Boulder, CO
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. This workshop will discuss the building science of four technologies- straw bale building, light clay construction, modern earthen floors, and natural plaster finishes.
CEU: Self reporting AIA credits
Cost: $30.00 Guild Member, $60.00 Non Member (Rates go up $30.00 the week of the class.)
Where: Houston Room Boulder County Clerk and Recorder at 1750 33rd Street Boulder, Colorado 80302 United States
Registration and more information: http://www.coloradogreenbuildingguild.org/events/event_details.asp?id=318162&group=
Contact: Colorado Green Building Guild (email@example.com)
About the Trainer
Laura Bartels, board president of Colorado Straw Bale Association and 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.
Cob Volunteer Event
June 17-21, 2013
Learn how to make and build with cob, forming outdoor curved couches for the True Natural Healing Arts Peace Park in Carbondale, CO. Cob is a mixture of clay, sand and straw and is an historic (and modern) monolithic earthen building technique. For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tadelakt Plaster Workshop
Learn the art of Moroccan Tadelakt
Waterproof Plaster Finishes
July 24-28, 2013
This is a one-of-a-kind experience to learn the exacting process of this ancient waterproof lime plaster technique on outdoor curved couches with a cob base.
Tadelakt is an ancient, waterproof lime plaster technique that has its origins in Morocco. The finished surface is unbelievably soft and shiny and at the same time very durable. Tadelakt is one of the most exacting plaster finishes to create. It can only be learned by direct, hands on experience and must be practiced in order to understand and master it.
In this course, participants will learn:
- The basics of tadelakt plaster formulation.
- How to source raw materials in order to create a tadelakt mixture from commonly available sources.
- Suitable substrates and basecoats for the application of tadelakt.
This is a rare opportunity for students to fully experience the tadelakt process on a public and outdoor project.
Ryan Chivers is widely recognized as one of the leading practitioners of Tadelakt in the U.S. In 2005 he studied the tadelakt technique in Marrakech Morocco. Ryan has been insturmental in developing a viable tadelakt system that works on the various building systems most commonly found in this country. Ryan is a partner in Artesano traditional plaster, in Boulder CO. www.artesanoplaster.com.
Registration Fee $500
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