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[Cob] Geography of Natural Building Version 1.0catinmoon catinmoon at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 5 11:05:42 PDT 2007
Greetings folks, while back I posted an inquiry about the geography of building codes, in the interest of thinking about cob-friendly places to build. I asked for information on specific locations. Thanks to Shannon there is a pdf file now posted with some preliminary information: http://www.deatech.com/natural/codemap.pdf There are 3 parts to the file: 1. Maps 2. A spreadsheet summarizing information on the maps 3. A spreadsheet summarizing information that folks sent me, or that I found on the way to looking up other things I see this as the beginning of our work, not the final product. If you have updates, additions, etc. please send to me and I will generate an updated version. NOTE: **The maps were generated from a 2002 source, so may be out of date--this was the most recent source I could find. I do however think they are of interest in looking at geographic patterns. See pdf for reference. **The information sent to me was not collected systematically, i.e. it is guaranteed to be incomplete by its nature. That's why it will be great to receive your additions/corrections, etc. I know I heard in the past there are some nat building friendly counties in Colorado, but I don't recall which ones. Thanks to Shannon for her help with condensing the pdf file and graphics to a reasonable size, and postings. Hope you are having a great summer. It's hit triple digits here in Chico and I'm trying to get my swamp cooler to cooperate. Best, STephanie >I've got the file posted at: > > http://www.deatech.com/natural/codemap.pdf > > It has been linked to from two pages, my natural > building index page: > > http://www.deatech.com/natural > > and my article on building code alternatives: > > > http://www.deatech.com/natural/articles/code_alternatives.html ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If we think about the tree as a design, it's something that makes oxygen, sequesters carbon, fixes nitrogen, distills water, provides a habitat for hundreds of species, accrues solar energy, makes complex sugars and food, creates micro-climates, self-replicates. So what would it be like to design a building like a tree? What would it be like to design a city like a forest? So what would a building be like if it were photosynthetic? What if it took solar energy and converted it to productive and delightful use? ~~William McDonough ____________________________________________________________________________________ Need Mail bonding? Go to the Yahoo! Mail Q&A for great tips from Yahoo! Answers users. http://answers.yahoo.com/dir/?link=list&sid=396546091
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