[GSBN] Nomination of Paula Baker-Laporte

Maurice Bennett mbennjr at mac.com
Sun Nov 27 10:13:24 CST 2011


Nary a nay from here.  MHB

On Nov 26, 2011, at 08:38 PM, Bill Christensen <lists at sustainablesources.com> wrote:

> Paula's in.
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> She wrote me offlist that Robert would also like to be included.  I'm for that.  Any nays?
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> On 11/23/11 12:25 PM, Tim Owen-Kennedy wrote:
>> I'd Love to have Paula as part of this group.
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>> It brings up another question I've been wanting to pose which I think is pertinent to the down turn in participation and energy at CASBA and presumably around the world in Straw Bale specifically. I haven't done an only Straw Bale building for a while and don't consider myself a straw bale builder. Straw is the most common insulation I use in the Natural and green buildings I design and build. More and More I think of my buildings as more or less insulative, massive, and or structural substrates for plaster. I know some don't plaster their bales but as cavalier as I am I still don't think that is worth the savings even if you want wood cladding. The most interesting and valuable discussions on this list for me are often the ones that are barely connected to straw bale. And I would hate to loose this community of collaboration or keep people from posing their green or natural building quandaries to this esteemed group if they don't have anything to do with straw bale.
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>> SO, I would propose we change our name to the Global Straw Building Network (to minimize the shift) and open our ranks to the world of excellent Natural Builders that are trying to look deeply and globally at the scalability of local building systems and keeping them evolving with Building Science.
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>> So if this Idea isn't too offensive, there's a few like Michael Smith, Art Ludwig, and John Fordice and others.
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>> I might be contradicting my desire for fewer and more efficient communications for this group but consolidating straw building techniques has become an itch I can't keep from scratching.
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>> Happiness, health, and humor to you all,
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>> Tim
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>> On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 10:46 PM, <strawnet at aol.com> wrote:
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>>     I second the nomination. Thanks Martin.
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>>     David Eisenberg
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>>     -----Original Message-----
>>     From: martin hammer <mfhammer at pacbell.net>
>>     To: GSBN <GSBN at SustainableSources.com>
>>     Sent: Fri, Nov 11, 2011 11:40 pm
>>     Subject: [GSBN] Nomination of Paula Baker-Laporte
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>>     All,
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>>     I nominate Paula Baker-Laporte to the GSBN.  As I said in my previous e-mail Paula is an architect and leading practitioner (along with her husband and builder Robert Laporte) of “light clay” construction in the US.  You can see Paula and Robert's beautiful work at www.econesthomes.com, and in their book EcoNest.  Having a leading authority on this method of construction would be a great addition to the GSBN.
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>>     Martin Hammer
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