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Seattle Monthly Education Meeting - Alternate Building Methods - New Old ways of Building

Shipping Containers, Straw, Earth, Insulated Concrete Forms, SIPs
When Jan 24, 2018
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Phinney Neighborhood Center
Contact Name Brian Cowan
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Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2016, 7:00-9:00 PM

6:30-7:00  COME EARLY for Free Refreshments & Networking

Phinney Neighborhood Association, lower brick building 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA

In an era of Earth ships, tiny homes, and container building innovations, which techniques address design challenges in the northwest? Join our panel of builders and innovators and learn their trials and triumphs building with alternative materials such as shipping containers, cob, straw bale, and recycled items.

Our presenters:

Sage K. Saskill of S.A.G.E. Designs NW has built with straw bale, insulated concrete and cob materials. Known for being green before it was hip, Saskill was also a featured guest at the 2017 Ecobuilding Slam and Summit. Back to get into detail on repurposing containers for work, play and living, hear about his experiences developing these strategies and adapting them to the Northwest climate and emerging green building techniques.

George Ostrow is the principal of VELOCIPEDE architects and an award winning architect in green building. He specializes in environmentally responsible design for single family, multi-family, and commercial properties. VELOCIPEDE’s projects have used many alternative construction methods, including ICF, SIP, prefab, panelized, and heavy timber, but straw bale is by far the most fun. Come hear about the history, local use, and construction methods of straw bale houses.

Joseph Becker from Small Planet Supply will discuss natural materials in a world of high performance buildings including cork, wool and hemp and opportunities for CO2 sequestration in high performance buildings. Additional developments may be included on the Code Innovations Database's study: Calliope farmhouse- super insulated earth.

The session will end with a panel of builders and industry professionals with alternative building expertise for audience questions.

You won’t want to miss this great session.

Be sure to bring your creativity and questions, and contribute your knowledge.

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Free for members; $10 suggested donation for non-members. Walk-ins welcome; register to ensure admission (150 cap.).

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