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Re: passive solar greenhouse/strawbale
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>The problem with this is how do you insulate for cold winters. I have not
seen a truly elegant solution to this problem, primarily because it either
requires building two walls with a hollow core for cellulose fiber, or
straw, etc. or using styrene/urethane exterior insulation. One solution
doubles up your labor and materials to a profligate level and the other
contributes to the petro-chemical pollution madness.
So my wife and I are in the process of building with straw bale exterior
walls on the north, east and west with adobe interior walls for solar
Just curious, what would you think of cob in place of the adobe for the SW?
It seems to have both thermal resistivity and thermal mass, although labor