Earthship Presentation 6pm-8pm, October 5, 2016 at Michael’s Deli in King of Prussia, PA Sponsored by American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Pangea Builders, an educational and research organization based in the Philadelphia area, designs and builds sustainable custom structures for residential, commercial and government use.

The 6pm October 5 presentation at Michael’s Deli is $30 per person, $25 for students payable at the door. All funds raised goes to the American Society of Civil Engineers, Philadelphia Chapter. Michael’s Deli, located at 130 Town Center Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406. Contact Jonah Reynolds for additional information at

Jonah Reynolds, a world-renown Earthship builder and educator, has been invited to present the evolution, design and future of Earthships to the public groups, city and government officials, environmental organizations and at educational facilities throughout the United States and around the world. With more than 30 years of experience in building and design, both conventional and sustainable construction, Jonah has a unique expertise in the green community. In 2002, he started a Biodiesel company within an Earthship Community using fuel stock sourced from local waste cooking oil, providing a small fleet of construction company trucks with cheap clean fuel.

Jonah’s current design work focuses on creating healthy, efficient environments that function in harmony with interior and exterior locations. He also provides consulting services and educational seminars to architects, builders, developers, students and the public. His primary areas of expertise are in sustainable design and construction, building materials and other natural building techniques, energy and water conservation strategies, biodiesel and passive solar design.

Earthships can be built in any part of the world, in any climate and still provide electricity, potable water, contained sewage treatment and sustainable food production.

Earthships are thermal mass homes first, passive solar homes second. Meaning: Whatever temperature goes into an Earthship, it will hold and since it is also a Passive Solar House, it is also very tight and interacts only with the sun and the earth for heating and cooling, providing stable comfort year round in any climate. This results in being able to provide a sustainable home on property that may not be situated to the ideal of 13.5 degrees east of south.

The ASCE: Philadelphia Section

On June 4 1913, the Philadelphia Section was officially recognized by National ASCE, following an effort and petition submitted to ASCE National in December of 1912 to form the Section. For over 100 years, the Section have been serving a community full of Civil Engineering professionals, younger members, students, and other Civil Engineering supporters in Philadelphia and surrounding regions.

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