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Re: GSBN:Proposal for Steve Goodhew to be a member of GSBN

Steve doesn't have the advantage of being known to many of us, thus
not getting the immediate chorus of seconds, but I have read some of
his papers and learned a lot.

If Tom Woolley thinks he should join us, then I concur and second the

(Besides, we've never yet suffered in the least from having too many
new members.  On the contrary, we've benefitted from having more


Bruce King, PE
Director, Ecological Building Network  ( www.ecobuildnetwork.org )
Publisher, Green Building Press  ( www.greenbuildingpress.com )
11 Mark Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903  USA
(415) 987-7271

On Dec 14, 2007, at 12:31 AM, Tom Woolley wrote:

Dear friends

I would like to propose Professor Steve Goodhew as a member of the
Steve has been a leading scientific researcher in the UK into
strawbale and earth construction for a number of years. He has
published some key papers on moisture in bale walls etc.
You can find his details  including a list of publications  this web
link on
<a  target="_blank" href="http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/pages/dynamic.asp";>http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/pages/dynamic.asp</a>?

He has recently been appointed Professor at Nottingham Trent
University where he is helping to establish a new school of the built
environment which will hopefully also be a centre of excellence for
studies into sustainable construction

His new contact details will be

Steve Goodhew
Professor of Sustainable Technology
School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Dryden Building
Burton Street,


I should have realised before now that Steve was not a member of the
GSBNas I think he would be able to contribute a great deal of useful
scientific understanding to the discussions on the GSBN

Apart from this he is a really nice guy and his support for strawbale
and earth self builders have given them confidence to go ahead with
various projects.

Happy Festive Season to everyone

Tom Woolley

Tom Woolley
Rachel Bevan Architects
17A Main Street
County Down
BT24 7AA
028 97 512851

Graduate School of the Environment
Centre for Alternative Technology
Unit 7, Dyfi Eco Parc
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