Join AIA San Diego and SDG&E’s California Advanced Home Program for an exclusive straw bale home tour of the Nye-Schaffroth residence on Sunday, September 20, 2015.
This modest 3 bedroom, 2 bath straw bale home completed in 2014 is 1600 sq ft (interior) and features super-insulated straw bale walls, natural clay plasters, stained concrete floors, photovoltaics, hybrid heat pump water heater, solar tubes for daylighting, efficient lighting, and an age-in-place layout. Straw bale building is the most resource-efficient way to build a super-insulated home and results in superior indoor air quality and sound quality. Clay plasters use significantly less energy resources than conventional plasters and are VOC free and completely nontoxic. By using natural, non-toxic, low and zero VOC products and finishes, fewer toxins were built into the building, contributing to better indoor air quality.
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