speaker-info

Jim Reiland

California Straw Building Association

New Society Publishers

www.strawbuilding.org/

Jim Reiland is an Oregon licensed general contractor, and he’s the managing editor and one of 20 principal contributors to the California Straw Building Association (CASBA)’s Straw Bale Building Details: An Illustrated Guide for Design and Construction. He’s on CASBA’s advisory board and is an instructor in their workshop program. He has worked on more than 50 straw bale structures. He and his wife live and work out of a straw bale home, and they workshop and steward 10-and-a-half acres too many near Jacksonville, Oregon.

Jim will be speaking at the Oregon Fairs

Workshops

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Straw Bale Buildings Beyond Energy Efficiency!

Almost 40 percent of all energy used in the United States is for heating, cooling, and operating buildings. Nearly 10 percent more is used to manufacture construction materials. Building a new home is one of the most environmentally costly things we do, because it has immediate and ongoing impacts! Learn how straw bale buildings create healthy, comfortable, energy-efficient, carbon-sequestering, beautiful structures from a locally sourced, annually renewable agricultural byproduct. This workshop draws from Straw Bale Building: An Illustrated Guide for Design and Construction, a book by the California Straw Building Association, and it covers the building science behind these remarkable structures (and how they are designed and built). It's a great introduction for those considering truly sustainable building.
Green Building

Available In:

Oregon, Saturday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Building and Energy Stage

Beauty from an Agricultural Byproduct: Energy-efficient buildings from straw!

North America grows enough straw-producing grain crops that we could build more than 1 million energy-efficient homes each year from this annually renewable carbon-storing building material. Plastered straw bale walls create depth and texture quite different form the flat surfaces found in most buildings today: They feel more alive. The walls give weight to a building, and create opportunities for rounded corners and soft edges, for window seats that place people on the edge of inside and outside. They foster sensory nourishment. Learn how these remarkable buildings are designed and built. This presentation draws from Straw Bale Building Details: An Illustrated Guide for Design and Construction, a book by the California Straw Building Association, and it covers the building science behind these remarkable structures. It's a great introduction for those considering truly sustainable building.
Green Building

Available In:

Oregon, Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Building and Energy Stage