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straw constructionThe straw in this building was produced a mere 50 miles away just on the other side of Mount Palomar.  The production of straw did not involve the chopping of any trees, a visit to a sawmill, kiln drying, the mining of ore, or the smelting of steel.  This straw was baled at the farm and shipped to the site where it sat until it was installed in the walls of the building.  This assembly produces an R-40 insulation value, something quite welcome in a climate where the summer temperatures range around 105 degrees. Read the rest of this entry »

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