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[Cob] suspicious embodied energy figures for limeRon Becker ron45 at tularosa.net
Fri Sep 7 16:49:07 PDT 2007
Got this from a friend after a discussion about lime plaster vs portland based plaster. Anybody seen figrues lile these" Ron "The following figures, adapted from Adobe and Rammed Earth Buildings, reflect the embodied energy in BTU's required for the production and use of various materials. Soil block has a much lower embodied energy than many traditional materials. Portland Cement 94 lb sack 381,624 BTU Lime, hydrated 100 lb sack 440,619 BTU Common brick 1 block 13,570 BTU Concrete block 1 block 29,018 BTU Earth (Adobe) block (mechanized production) 1 block (10X4X14) 2,500 BTU" Those who question global warming have a financial or emotional interest in the status quo.
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