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NEW SOCIETY BLOG — Sustainable Development

Earth Rammed Construction: Building With Materials Found On Site

Since 1993, using rammed earth in construction for code-approved buildings has occurred in almost every province and proven themselves capable of enduring the harsh Canadian climates. Today, we take an excerpt from Essential Rammed Earth Construction: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide by Tim Krahn to discover more about one of the oldest construction methods on the planet.

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A Case for Building Science

The two enemies of durable, comfortable, and efficient housing in residential construction are poor heat and moisture management. Today, we take an excerpt from Essential Building Science: Understanding Energy and Moisture in High Performance House Design by Jacob Deva Racusin, where Jacob unpacks why we need building science.

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The Benefits Of Using Hempcrete in Your Construction Projects

Hempcrete, or hemp-line as it is referred to in Europe, is a promising sustainable building material. It is a green alternative to composites such as concrete, mortar and plaster. Today, we take an excerpt from Essential Hempcrete Construction: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide, where Chris Magwood outlines some of the benefits of using hempcrete in construction.

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Important Differences Between Organic vs. Conventional No-Till

Farming without tilling has long been the goal of agriculture. The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution: High-Production Methods for Small-Scale Farmers offers a farmer-developed roadmap showing how no-till lowers barriers to starting a small farm. Today on the blog, in celebration of our Spring Sale we have an excerpt from The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution, by Andrew Mefferd.

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