Cool Building, Cool Climate in the North Bay

North San Francisco Bay folks, we've got some lively events coming up.  The Rebuild Green Expo will be Friday the 22nd in Santa Rosa, with tons of great talks and products to rebuild from the fires in a firesafe & climate-friendly way. http://rebuildgreenexpo.com/ Then come to San Rafael on Wednesday the 27th, where the Environmental ...
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2019: The Carbon Gospel Tour Begins!

The 2019 New Carbon Architecture road show launches soon, here's are Bruce King speaking events we know so far: February 22, Santa Rosa, California at the Rebuild Green Expo http://rebuildgreenexpo.com February 27, San Rafael, California Environmental Forum of Marin  https://marinefm.org/event-3157047 April 5, Cairo, Egypt ...
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2018 Ecological Building Network report: We've been busy . . .

EBNet continues to accomplish and facilitate many things on a tiny budget. We're a very low maintenance operation that I still liken to an old but smoothly functioning pickup truck: you can leave it unused for months without cost, but when you need it just fill up the tank and go get the job done. Here's what we've done, and what's coming. 1) The N...
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Cool world-changing technology, part 2

  Tomorrow we'll be proudly and delightedly hosting an evening salon with EarthEnable. Founders Gayatri Datar and Rick Zuzow are saving lives and helping the climate by making healthy, affordable earthen floors available all over central Africa – and potentially soon beyond.THAT'S making good use of a Stanford MBA!   https://www.eart...
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Cool world-changing technology, part 1

Last Saturday I helped old friend Ted Tannenbaum celebrate his birthday – and learn that he had won the X-prize along with SkyWater partners Richie Groden and David Hertz. The competition asked designers to build a device that could extract at least 2,000 liters of water a day from the atmosphere (enough for the daily needs of around 100 peopl...
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New Carbon Architecture on the Road

New Carbon Architecture is . . . On the road again Goin' places that I've never been Seein' things that I may never see again And I can't wait to get on the road again . Like for example, we got comin' up: . San Antonio Thursday October 11 The Story of Carbon / Building to Cool the Climate https://aiasa.org/bruce-king/ . Santa Rosa Friday October 2...
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A warning about straw bale building

  STRAW BALE CONSTRUCTION, that quirky American invention from a century ago, has now spread all over the world, and is unfolding into an array of fire-resistant, climate-healing building solutions. . . . . and its great revival began 30 years ago, sparked by just a handful of innovative pioneers. Most of them gathered in the mountains south o...
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Global Climate Action Summit

HOW MANY TIMES can you say and hear "carbon" in a conversation before your brain melts?  We're here at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, and will soon find out.Against the backdrop of the biggest hurricane in recent times sauntering up to Carolina's doorstep, and forest fires still burning and smoking up and down the...
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Green building’s dark secret—and new allure

© Bruce King March 28, 2018 First the bad news: net zero isn't net zero.Not even close. We have worked out how to build a house or school or even large office building so well that it can generate at least as much energy as it uses while still keeping things lit, comfortable and safe. Great progress, for sure, and what's not to like about a no-cost...
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