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Straw Bale Design Theory & Practice
Pioneering a more sustainable, eco-architecture in New Zealand since 1990
The Wellington Design Your Own Eco Home Workshops this year was an absolute cracker, with a record breaking attendance! Great news is that we still have 2 more workshops in the second half of this year: Invercargill August and Christchurch in September. Keep up to date with the workshop dates in your area with the schedule in the left panel, or join our facebook page and our newsletter.
Our Correspondence Course in Ecological Building and Design enrolments have been great this year. The final intake for 2012 is closing soon, so enroll before 28th August to make sure you don't miss out! We are developing further education pathways with Aaroki Polytech and our BBE international affiliates. Currently Graduates can continue their studies toward full BBE registered consultant level by cross crediting to the 200 level courses via Baubologie Institute in the USA. We have also launched a collaborative joint venture to develop eco-education pathways with India's BBE equivalent organizations Vastuworld and Prithwe.
Johann Bernhardt's next ECO BUILDING workshop was run on 21st April, 2012. This workshop is suitable for any one involved with the building industry including architects, designers, builders, developers. Find out more, and keep up to date with us if you are interested in attending Johann's future workshops.
Our Eco Building/Architecture Publications are available and the list has been added to. Many of the original BBE Booklets are still available, but we are now also offering Eco Building Notes, which contain our latest information on healthier and more sustainable building in electronic format. The new KIWI bible of green architecture "DEEPER SHADE OF GREEN" has been published earlier this year. Johann Bernhardt (BBE AUCKLAND) has done an excellent job compiling the book. It is available through the BBE for $70.00
Congratulations to ECOBOB, as they have launched the online eco products and services directory check out www.greenlist.co.nz ecobob's on line directory.
Also the BBE Institute "Eco Products and Services Directory" is now updated 2-3 times a year. It is available now as a link on google docs. You get access to the google docs link, and you will always have the updated copy. The directory is a great source of suppliers of healthier and more eco-friendly products and services.
bbe architects director Steve Jacock is working on his research for straw bale construction. bbe architects have established Prithwe Architects ltd as a branch office of India's Prithwe consultants.