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-> Straw Bale in Lithuania
     by Martin Hammer mfhammer@...
-> Re: GSBN:Straw Bale in Lithuania
     by Sissy Hein sh@...


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Date: 10 Jul 2007 09:38:14 -0500
From: Martin Hammer mfhammer@...
Subject: Straw Bale in Lithuania

Hello all -

I recently received a request from a woman in Lithuania (Edita Milutien?)
for the English translation of the Belarusian SB Code that I facilitated
last year.

Please read this because it leads to some of the most disturbing news (in
bold) I have ever heard regarding government resistance to straw bale
building.

Edita:

"I am from Lithuania from Renewable Energy Information Consultation Center.
Now we do international project ?Promotion of Straw Bale Building for the
Climate Change Mitigation?. The main aim of this project is to inform and
educate society about straw bale technology and to reduce the impact of
building process to climate change."

"Up till now straw bale building is not legal in Lithuania. So we are
collecting information from other countries around and translate to
Lithuania for showing to decision makers. Belorussian information could
help a lot, because this country is close to Lithuania."

I provided the Belarusian Code and other resources to her.  She responded:

?It is very important legalizing straw bale building in Lithuania. And we
will do this step by step.
At the moment it is a lack of understanding at the governmental
institutions, but straw bale building is considered very seriously -
yesterday one specialist from Environmental Protection Agency called and
said they analyze possibility to send me to a prison because of
'misleading' Lithuanian society by promoting straw bale building.  May be it
is connected with attitude of building organizations, which earns huge
profits from selling building materials and have good relations with
governmental institutions.?

?I hope that after one year period there will be no obstacles for people to
build with straw in Lithuania.?

I would appreciate anyone who could contact and offer assistance to Edita,
especially those in the region.  Am I correct there is no one from Lithuania
on the GSBN?

You can see what her organization is about on their website:
www.siaudunamai.lt
In the upper right corner you can click on EN to put the text in English.
Edita?s other contact information is as follows:

Edita Milutien?
Direktor?
Atsinaujinan*ios energijos informacijos konsultacinis centras
Vytenio 10-60, 03001 Vilnius, LITHUANIA
+37067049647
www.siaudunamai.lt
www.ateik.info
info@...

The last line is her e-mail address, and I have copied her on this e-mail.

Thank you to anyone who can assist Edita and her organization?s important
work.  Contact from Evgeny Shirokov could be particularly helpful.


Martin Hammer
California











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Date: 10 Jul 2007 13:35:29 -0500
From: Sissy Hein sh@...
Subject: Re: GSBN:Straw Bale in Lithuania

Hallo Martin,

I am Sissy Hein from Fasba Germany and organizing the ESBG (European 
Straw Bale Gathering) in the ecovillage Siebenlinden.
Edita from Lithuania and Evgeny from Belarus are both coming to the 
gathering nad there many questions around legal permissions and building 
codes for straw bale buildings will be discussed.
Here we have an official certification to built with strawbales after we 
have done a lot of tests with different institutions (fireresistence, 
insulation, sound, moisture etc).
I guess we will form a international group to work on thes topics since 
it would make sence to exchange our experiences and work for better 
security for all people involved.

I am looking forward for cooperations in Europe

Sincerly
Sissy Hein
Fasba Germany

Martin Hammer schrieb:
> Hello all -
> 
> I recently received a request from a woman in Lithuania (Edita Milutien?)
> for the English translation of the Belarusian SB Code that I facilitated
> last year.
> 
> Please read this because it leads to some of the most disturbing news (in
> bold) I have ever heard regarding government resistance to straw bale
> building.
> 
> Edita:
> 
> "I am from Lithuania from Renewable Energy Information Consultation Center.
> Now we do international project ?Promotion of Straw Bale Building for the
> Climate Change Mitigation?. The main aim of this project is to inform and
> educate society about straw bale technology and to reduce the impact of
> building process to climate change."
> 
> "Up till now straw bale building is not legal in Lithuania. So we are
> collecting information from other countries around and translate to
> Lithuania for showing to decision makers. Belorussian information could
> help a lot, because this country is close to Lithuania."
> 
> I provided the Belarusian Code and other resources to her.  She responded:
> 
> ?It is very important legalizing straw bale building in Lithuania. And we
> will do this step by step.
> At the moment it is a lack of understanding at the governmental
> institutions, but straw bale building is considered very seriously -
> yesterday one specialist from Environmental Protection Agency called and
> said they analyze possibility to send me to a prison because of
> 'misleading' Lithuanian society by promoting straw bale building.  May be it
> is connected with attitude of building organizations, which earns huge
> profits from selling building materials and have good relations with
> governmental institutions.?
> 
> ?I hope that after one year period there will be no obstacles for people to
> build with straw in Lithuania.?
> 
> I would appreciate anyone who could contact and offer assistance to Edita,
> especially those in the region.  Am I correct there is no one from Lithuania
> on the GSBN?
> 
> You can see what her organization is about on their website:
> www.siaudunamai.lt
> In the upper right corner you can click on EN to put the text in English.
> Edita?s other contact information is as follows:
> 
> Edita Milutien?
> Direktor?
> Atsinaujinaneios energijos informacijos konsultacinis centras
> Vytenio 10-60, 03001 Vilnius, LITHUANIA
> +37067049647
> www.siaudunamai.lt
> www.ateik.info
> info@...
> 
> The last line is her e-mail address, and I have copied her on this e-mail.
> 
> Thank you to anyone who can assist Edita and her organization?s important
> work.  Contact from Evgeny Shirokov could be particularly helpful.
> 
> 
> Martin Hammer
> California
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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