Why Build with Earth?
Smaller Carbon Footprint
Earthen materials are locally available and require less energy to process, transport, maintain and recycle or re-purpose at the end of a buildings lifespan. As a result, earthen buildings have a significantly smaller carbon footprint than conventional structures.
More Energy Efficient
Earthen structures require less air conditioning and operational energy than conventional buildings due to their high thermal mass and ability to store heat and modulate daily temperature changes.
Healthy and Comfortable
The clay in earthen walls interacts with the water vapor in air to modulate the humidity in interior spaces to help maintain a comfortable humidity level. The mass walls provide a quieter environment with lower sound transmission levels from external sources and between rooms. Earthen buildings are also non-toxic, non allergenic and provide a healthier indoor environment than ordinary buildings.
Earthen interiors are inviting, touchable, and calming. Whether rough or smooth textured finish earthen walls provide a unique ambiance, a strong human connection.
Strong and Resilient
Earthen buildings are fireproof, pest, mold and tornado resistant. They can be designed, built and maintained to last hundreds of years.