Table of Contents
Sustainable Systems – Special Focus
The Big Picture: Defining “Eco-Sensible” Design
by Sigi Koko
What kinds of systems make sense in bale buildings?
Annualized Geo-Solar: Heating Our Homes with Sunshine
by Don Stephens
Purely sunshine, stored in the earth.
Natural Ventilation: Let There Be Air, Fresh Air
by Joyce Coppinger
Strategies for non-mechanical air exchange
Renewable Energy: A Perfect Fit with Straw Bale
by Rachel Connor
Incorporating clean, renewables into bale homes.
Down the Drain: What About Waste Water?
by Chris Magwood
An overview of waste water treatment systems.
Building Green – Top 10 Green Building Products
by Environmental Building News
by Derek Esposito
Commercial innovation in Montana.
Prefab Bale Homes Part of USDA Demonstration
by Brett KenCairn
A rural housing initiative finds federal funding.
The Bale Screw: Keeping Things Tight
by Paul Lacinski
A secure attachment for bales in post-and-beam frames.
by Frank Thomas
A natural, homemade and nontoxic gluing solution.
29 Hands for Knowledge Update
by Lars Keller and Jo Morandin
Building sites and courses for hands-on training
Regional Rumblings: Japanese Plasters at Canelo, International Developments.
TLS Reviews: Photovoltaics manual, SunStar booklets, Building Without Borders.
Letters to the Editor
TLS Subscription/Order Info & Roles in the Hay
Calendar of Events