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General Resources

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Secretary of Interior
Standards for Historic Preservation

Dachverband Lehm e.V. Consumer Information

Building with Earth (PDF)



A networking platform for the global exchange of information, experience and know-how in earth architecture and building with earth at an academic level.


Adobe in Action, Santa Fe, NM

Cob Research Institute, Berkeley, CA

Cornerstones, Santa Fe, NM

Mesilla Valley Preservation, Las Cruces, NM

Santa Fe Community College Adobe Program, Santa Fe, NM

Community Alliance for Sustainable Adobe (CASA), Taos, NM

New Mexico Solar Energy Association (NMSEA), Albuquerque, NM


Mesilla Valley Preservation's video series about the natural process of salt attack, and its impact on adobe and earthen structures (links to YouTube):


  1. Salts of the Earth: When Salts Attack!

  2. Salts of the Earth: Identifying Salt Attack

  3. Salts of the Earth: Understanding Salt Attack

  4. Salts of the Earth: Accurately Detecting and Measuring Salts in the Field

  5. Salts of the Earth: Remediating Salt Attack with Permeable Sacrificial Renders

  6. Salts of the Earth: Adobe Sample Collection

  7. Salts of the Earth: Lab Kit and Calibration

  8. Salts of the Earth: Sample Processing and Analysis

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