[Greenbuilding] Fwd: BuildingGreen.com LIVE / Stupid GreenBuildings
njh at njhurst.com
Thu Feb 19 21:25:51 CST 2009
On Thu, 19 Feb 2009, Bob Korves wrote:
> The topic was about insulating the floor of a low thermal mass sunspace. This
> winter I contemplated adding a low mass, low cost, and low environmental
> impact sunspace to the south side of my house. My concept for insulating
> about two feet of the top of my patio deck, which is made of 'urbanite'
> (recycled broken up sidewalk chunks set in sand) was to use a 6" layer of
> straw on the deck. I think it would have worked quite well. I never was
> able to figure a reasonable way to make my stucco walls low thermal mass, so
> I abandoned the project -- for now...
Straw is a great idea. My house sitter used some of my reed bed reeds to
form a 'paving' for the paths through my garden:
The nice thing is that this is a resource which otherwise is hard to
compost, and also feels nice underfoot. And if the cat takes a dump, you
can chuck it in the compost and add some more.
What a great idea!
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