Auroville Earth Institute Newsletter 11-2016

Auroville Earth Institute Newsletter 11-2016

Salts of the Earth

Compressed Earth Block Press For Sale


Auroville Earth Institute Newsletter 03-2016

Auroville Earth Institute Newsletter 03-2016

AECT impact 2001A for sale


Southwest Solar Adobe Spring classes 2016

Three SWSA classes are scheduled this spring- all on weekends. Here are the topics, places and dates: The Planning Class for Adobe and Pressed Earth Block will be held in Albuquerque April 16/17. The Hands-on Class for Adobe and Pressed Earth Block will take place in Socorro County (35 miles south of Albuquerque) on May 14/15. A Drafting Class for Adobe, Pressed Earth Block and Rammed Earth will also be held in Albuquerque May 28/29. These are posted at We still hope to schedule a Count Rumford fireplace class in 2016, but that depends on the builder’s construction start date, as yet undetermined. In the meantime, we are happy to add you to our interested list.

Adobe Houses: The Face of New Mexico

Adobe Houses: The Face of New Mexico

Auditorio Museo Petstar,an earth construction LEED PLATINUM certified

Earth Lab is a company that integrates sustainability in urban and architectonic design and construction, promotes earth building and green certifications.
During 12 years we have been designing and building with rammed earth, along with other ecological, reused and recycled materials, as well as alternative techniques and natural energy efficient systems in our quest for sustainability of our projects and occupants and users wellbeing.

The Earth Lab certification company took the lead for the LEED certification process and managed to build an 100% walls earthen construction.

By July 2015 The Auditorium-Museum PetStar received from the U.S. Green Building Council the LEED BD+C New Construction v3- LEED 2009, PLATINUM Certification. The maximum LEED level of certification a project can achieve becoming the 10th LEED NC PLATINUM project in Mexico and the 1st Museum in Latin America with this type and level of certification.
As an Auditorium-Museum is the world’s 1st of its class, and although not confirmed, most likely the first ever earth based building to be certified.

The Owner commitment and Team involvement made possible a beautiful earthen construction that is both sustainable and comfortable, with a certain magic one can experience wile inside this space.

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Fall Adobe Classes SFCC

Dates: October 8 to 12, 2015 (4 full days) + 4 weeks of online work
Meeting time: 9am to 4pm on each of the 4 days
Location: Trades and Applied Technology 820
Instructor: Kurt Gardella

Dates: October 19 to December 12, 2015 (8 -week online course)
Location: online
Instructor: Kurt Gardella

Earth USA Conference Early-bird Registration

Earth USA Conference 2015 organizer Adobe in Action has extended the early-bird registration discount for October’s conference until August 31st.  The 31st is only a few days away, so take advantage while you can!  Earth USA 2015 is the Eighth International Conference on Architecture and Construction with Earthen Materials, taking place October 2 thru 4 in Santa Fe, NM, USA.

Here is the direct link for registration: