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RE: GSBN:Re: SB Straw Bale in Iraq

Another source with the kind of credibility that the UN might want (e.g.,
supported, researched and reported by a large guvment entity), is the
HUD/DOE report on building straw bale homes for the Navaho nation.  I
believe that it is called, "Straw Bale Comes of Age."  Whatever it is
called, you can find it on the HUD web site.
Nehemiah Stone
PO Box 324
Loomis, CA 95650

-----Original Message-----
From: GSBN [mailto:GSBN@...]On Behalf Of Derek Roff
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2003 9:53 AM
To: GSBN; permacul@...
Subject: GSBN:Re: SB Straw Bale in Iraq

Most convincing to the UN might be their own SB projects in China and
Mongolia, many of which were Kelly Lerner was involved in.  I don't
know what documentation is available, but a web search reveals the
following info on Kelly:

Kelly Lerner , One World Design
Domestic and International Design and Consulting
925 Avis Drive, El Cerrito, CA 94530
510-528-3765 fax:510-528-8763


> Reply to Geoff at:  permacul@...
> Hi John
>             I am chasing after some statistics to re-inforce the
> credibility of straw bale as a building technique.  The UN maybe
> interested in some big projects in Iraq 650 to 950 houses in each
> village, so we are talking about jumping up a scale.  I definitely
> will not be able to handle all of this, so if it happens I will be
> handing most of it off to people with experience and stay involved
> from a permaculture village design aspect. Unfortunately you always
> have some critics to get passed (some may have investments in
> cement block companys).
> We have to write this in our own words but we can reference
> websites but if you know or know where I might to be able to access
> statistics of the numbers of SB houses have been built and where,
> where they are approved, anything that gives the system
> credibility, or just point us in a possible direction, it would be
> a great help.
> Cheers Geoff and Nadia

Derek Roff
Language Learning Center, MSC03-2100
Ortega Hall Rm 129, 1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
505/277-7368, fax 505/277-3885
Internet: derek@...