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Re: GSBN:Question re R-values

California Energy Commission has set Straw Bales at R-30, and that is the
value we use.

Bob Bolles
Sustainable Building Systems
San Diego, CA - USA

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joyce Coppinger" jc10508@...
To: "GSBN" GSBN@...
Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2004 10:04 AM
Subject: GSBN:Question re R-values

When answering the question about R-values of bale walls and buildings, I
usually use a range rather than a specific number. A request has come in
asking for a specific R-value to satisfy the building codes officials who
are reviewing a project in the Northwest USA.

I'm wondering what answer you would give to this question?


Joyce Coppinger
Managing Editor/The Last Straw, the international quarterly journal of
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