like it even has to?!??!? California just became the fourth state to pass a law making it legal to swap seeds and collect them in non-commercial libraries. Itâ€™s Now Legal to Share Seeds in California. Free seed libraries, swaps, and exchanges increase access to local food and can play a large role in both expanding and preserving biodiversity. Yet for almost 80 years, these non-commercial operations have been running afoul of the law.… Read More
Pangea Builders is an educational and research organization providing sustainable buildings for residential, commercial and government use. Home Builders, General Contractor. Doylestown and Bucks County, PA. New Standards Beyond Buildings. Shifting notions of sustainability have firms and their clients struggling
Insulation materials run the gamut from bulky fiber materials such as fiberglass, rock and slag wool, cellulose, and natural fibers to rigid foam boards to sleek foils. Bulky materials resist conductive and — to a lesser degree — convective heat
What size tires to use where? |Â Squishy Tire |Â Concrete Block What size tires to use where? Large sized tires are used at the bottom of the wall, smaller sized tires are used at the top of walls. 16s (a large
The tire is indigenous all over the world as a “natural resource”. Every city is a natural supplier of this item. It can be “harvested” with absolutely no technical devices or energy other than two human hands to pick it
Structural, Bearing and Retaining Walls made with rammed earth encased in recycled steel-belted rubber tires. Very strong, Economical, Local, Sustainable. The major structural building component is recycled automobile tires filled with compacted earth to form a rammed earth brick encased
The same method for building structural walls in buildings can be applied when building retaining walls made with rammed earth encased in steel-belted rubber. Depending on the load the retaining wall is retaining, the batter and other adjustments should be considered.
Tire walls are made by laying tires in staggered courses like bricks or concrete blocks.Â Each tire is filled with compacted earth, so that it becomes a rammed earth brick encased in steel belted rubber, about 95% compacted. A pounded