The following organizations are involved in some way with earth building. They may be useful to you as you research adobe, rammed earth or compressed earth block construction, preservation or history.
Mesilla Valley Preservation – Las Cruces, New Mexico
Cornerstones – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Adobe in Action – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Cob Research Institute – Berkeley, California
We are providing the following resources in one place for your convenience. Again, there are many resources; these are particularly good, reliable and important resources.
NMSEA – Passive Solar Design Guidelines for Northern New Mexico
New Mexico Housing Glossary – Soledad Canyon Earth Builders
Building with earth – Consumer Information by Hannah Schreckenbach of Germany
Uni-Terra – Uni-terra is a networking platform for the global exchange of information, experience and know-how in earth architecture and building with earth at an academic level.
The following Codes Information is for Reference Purposes Only. It is a continual work in progress. If you are aware of updates or corrections we would welcome the information. (send to firstname.lastname@example.org)
You must always check with the local jurisdiction for current and accurate Code information.
Sustainable Santa Fe – Residential Green Building Code Checklist