Below is the link to the recent briefings on Straw Bale Construction at the US Congress. This is a potentially exciting move for the world of straw bale construction. I know how slowly the US Congress can move, so my breath is bated although not held!
The presenters: David Eisenberg, Sandy Wiggins, Laura Bartels, and Bob Gough did a great job and I want to personally extend my thanks for their great presentations and commitment to this wonderful building technology. As you may know, David has been long committed to the growth and development of straw bale construction and is the director for the Development Center for Appropriate Technology (DCAT). Sandy, among holding several other credentials, is the immediate past chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Laura is the president of Green Weaver, Inc. a team member of Builders Without Borders as well as a builder and teacher. Bob is the Secretary of Intertribal Council On Utility Policy and spoke on behalf of those interested in affordable and healthy housing. More on each of these great people is listed on the following site.
Click here to read more about the presenters and to hear the presentations: http://www.eesi.org/briefings/2008/062008_strawbale/062008_strawbale_notice.html
Once again, thank you Bob, Laura, Sandy and David. I hope I can speak for all of us who love straw bale construction by saying you have helped us all move one step forward towards our goals.