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Schedule is subject to revision
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Sunday, September 16, 2012

10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sustainable Living Fair, Ft. Collins, CO.
4:00 p.m. YMCA rooms open.
5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m Cafeteria opens for YMCA lodgers and meal ticket holders for dinner. Aspen Room.
7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Featured Speaker David Eisenberg

Building Resilience for Our Collective Future ~ From the Personal to the Global

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Monday, September 17, 2012

7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Breakfast, Aspen Room
9:00 to 9:50 a.m. COSBA Welcome
10:10 to 11:00 a.m.

Catherine Wanek

Straw Bale Construction Design Essentials
Michel Couvreaux
Lime and Straw: A Symbiotic Relationship
David Belsey Straw bale Construction and Concerns Based Adoption Model
11:10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Andre de Bouter The French SB Building Reference Document
Ingrid Cyrns Increasing Resilience with Home Energetic Balancing
Bob Gough Bringing Culturally Appropriate Housing to Indian Country
12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Lunch, Aspen Room
1:30 to 2:20 p.m David Arkin Bringing Bale Building further into the Mainstream
Surkab Kahn & Darcy Donovan Straw Bale Construction in Pakistan and Seismic Research Project Results
Sukita Crimmel Modern Earthen Floors
Afternoon Workshops from 1:30 to 3:20 Andrew Phillips Clay-based Plasters - Appropriate & Viable Technology in Today’s Green & Natural Buildings.
Michel Couvreaux Lime Based Plasters
2:30 to 3:20 p.m. Frank Tettemer Building For a Cold Climate ~ Homes & Construction Details
Emily Niehaus Unlikely Partnerships
Don Smith The New Clay/Straw
Andrew Phillips and Michel Couvreaux's workshops continue.
3:40 to 4:30 p.m. Dan Chiras Is a Small Wind Energy System Right for You?

Liz Johndrow

Building for a Future in Nicaragua
Sarah Seitz with Hunter Lovins Lean, Green and Within our Means
4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Happy Hour at the Ram's Horn Lodge and Dinner in the Aspen Room. Cafeteria opens at 5:00 p.m.
7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker John Straube
9:00 p.m. to bedtime Socializing and Networking around the fire.





 


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Breakfast, Aspen Room
9:00 to 9:50 a.m. Michal Vital

Computer simulations and thermal performance

Catherine Wanek The Hybrid House - Top 10 Energy Saving Building Strategies
Laura Seraydarian Straw Bale Construction in Nepal: Lessons and Future Plans
Morning Workshop 9:00 am to 12:00 p.m. Surkhab Kahn and Darcy Donovan Fabricating Bales and Foundation Construction
10:10 to 11:00 a.m.

Dodson Harper

Structural Design of Natural Homes
Maya Aviña
Colorado Bale Cob
Chris Magwood A Straw Bale Apprenticeship System
11:10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. August Hasz Zero Net Energy- How Do I Get There?
Will Johnson and Andy de Gruchy Natural Hydraulic Lime in Straw Bale Construction, One Builder's Japanese Influence
Jonathan Smolens Ecovillages as the beginning of the Ecozoic Era
Surkhab Kahn and Darcy Donovan Fabricating Bales and Foundation Construction workshop continues
  Tom Rijven Mystery Workshop!
12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Lunch, Aspen Room
1:30 to 2:20 p.m Pennelyz Droz NativeEarth Sustainable Housing Initiative
Hana Bottger Fabric Reinforcement for Toughness of Adobe Wall Systems
August Hasz Super-Efficient Mechanical Systems for Natural Buildings
Afternoon Workshops from 1:30 to 3:20 Tracy Theiriot Pigments and Color Finishes
2:30 to 3:20 p.m. Kyle Holzhueter Building Practices to Protect Straw Bale Walls from Moisture Damage
Derek Roff Earthen Floors, with a little Lime, Oil and Insoluble Soap
Catherine Wanek The Builders Without Borders Straw Bale Eco-House
Tracy Thieriot's workshop continues.
3:40 to 4:30 p.m.

Featured Speaker Bernard Amadei

4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Happy Hour at the Ram's Horn Lodge and Dinner in the Aspen Room. Cafeteria opens at 5:00 p.m.
7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

5X5 presentations ~ Sign up to present five images in five minutes. Stay tuned to your Constant Contact email list for your chance to enter.

9:00 p.m. to bedtime Socializing around the fire circle.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Breakfast, Aspen Room
9:00 to 9:50 a.m. Jacob Deva Racusin

High-Performance Natural Building for a Changing World

Doug Beall A Simplified Approach to Creating Basic Shelter
Chris Magwood Prefabricated Straw Bale Panels -- the State of the Art
Morning Workshops 9:00 am to 12:00 p.m. Kyle Holzhueter Japanese Earth Plaster Basics
Michel Couvreaux Lime Brown Coat
10:10 to 11:00 a.m.

Bob Gough

Tribal Sovereignty, Climate and the Built Environment
Min Hall
Straw Bale in the Land of the Long White Cloud
Richard Presley An Introduction to Compressed Stabilized Earth Blocks (CSEB)
Michel Couvreaux's and Kyle Holzhueter's workshops continue.
11:10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Brian Fuentes Passive House and Straw Bale
Martin Hammer Ti Kay Pay ~ The First Straw Bale Building in Haiti
Sarah Seitz Testing & Natural Materials – Explorations at Queen’s University &
Beyond – with Graham Tattersall
Michel Couvreaux's and Kyle Holzhueter's workshops continue.
  Tom Rijven Mystery Workshop!
12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Lunch, Aspen Room
1:30 to 2:20 p.m Hana Bottger Properties of Clay-Straw Block
John Straube Building Science - Questions, Answers and Discussion (this is a two hour session ending at 3:30 p.m.)
Bob Theis Designing Small
Afternoon Workshops from 1:30 to 3:20 Volunteers (this (could) mean you) help prepare for the Straw Bale Olympics.
2:30 to 3:20 p.m. Emily Niehaus Community Rebuilds - Shifting the Paradigm
John Straube Building Science - Questions, Answers and Discussion (continued)
 
Straw Bale Olympic Preparations Continue.
3:40 to 6:00 p.m.

Straw Bale Olympics

6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Dinner in the Aspen Room. Cafeteria opens at 5:00 p.m.
7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Live Music -- Frank Meyer!Frank Mayer

9:00 p.m. to bedtime Socializing around the fire circle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Breakfast, Aspen Room
9:00 to 9:50 a.m. Bohdan Dorniak What's happening in Australasia
Tracy Thierot Plastering systems; It's in the Details
Dawn Smith Release of Strawbale section of the Alternative Solutions Resource (ASR)
Morning Workshops 9:00 am to 12:00 p.m. Surkhab Kahn and Darcy Donovan PAKSBAB Workshop Part II: Bale Raising, Details and Plaster
10:10 to 11:00 a.m.

Bob Gough

Building S.A.F.E. Homes in Indian Country
Bruce King
Natural Building Structures: an introduction to Faith-Based Engineering
Melinda Zytaruk Co-ops and Straw Bale building, a Natural Connection
11:10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Scott Howard Experimental Earthen House for Basic Needs
Sukita Reay Crimmel Portland, Oregon U.S.A.'s Alternative Technological Advisory Committee
Patrick Padden An Introduction to Permaculture, Patterns in Nature, and the Future of Integrative Education
  Tom Rijven Mystery Workshop!
12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Lunch, Aspen Room
1:30 to 5:00 p.m Exhibitors' Show
 
4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Happy Hour at the Ram's Horn Lodge and Dinner in the Aspen Room. Cafeteria opens at 5:00 p.m.
7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Tribute to Judy Knox
9:00 p.m. to bedtime Socializing and Networking around the fire.

 

 

bale panels

Friday, September 21, 2012

7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Breakfast, Aspen Room
9:00 to 9:50 a.m. Mark Jensen

Teaching Green Construction on Tribal Lands

Andrew Thompson Five years research experience of pre-fabricated straw bale construction
Martin Hammer Strawbale Construction and the International Building Code
Morning Workshop 9:00 am to 12:00 p.m. Michel Couvreaux Lime Plaster Finish Coat
10:10 to 11:00 a.m.

Caroline Meyer White

Quantifying Environmental Incentives to Straw Build
Herwig Van Soom
Straw Building in Belgium
Bob Theis Designing People Places
Michel Couvreaux's Lime Finish Coat workshop continues
11:10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. George Nez Walls - Compressed Plastic with Thin-shell Cement Roofs
Bill Lucas-Brown Safe Straw = Healthy Home?
Melinda Zytaruk Bales On Top: Natural & Energy Efficiency Urban Reno
Martin Hammer Haiti and Beyond (Panel Discussion w/ Bruce King, Bob Theis, Tim Owen-Kennedy and Mark Jensen joining Martin Hammer)
Michel Couvreaux's Lime Finish Coat workshop continues
  Tom Rijven Mystery Workshop!
12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Lunch, Aspen Room
1:30 to 2:20 p.m Sukita Reay Crimmel Women Contracting Natural Building
Chris Magwood Straw Bale and Certification Programs
Johnny Weiss Implementing PV in the Developing World - Lessons Learned
Afternoon Workshop from 1:30 to 3:20  
2:30 to 3:20 p.m. Dirk Scharmer

Five-story Straw Bale Office Building

Michal Vital SB in Israel, from the desert to the Mediterranean Sea
Tim Owen-Kennedy Relationships: Why should I strive for clarity about the unmeasureble stuff
 
3:40 to 4:30 p.m.

Featured Panel Discussion Leader Bruce King ~ Closing Circle

4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Happy Hour at the Ram's Horn Lodge and Dinner in the Aspen Room. Cafeteria opens at 5:00 p.m.
7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Live Music ~ The Rainbow Girls!rainbow girls
9:00 p.m. to bedtime Socializing around the fire circle.

 

 

 

Priceless!
tina theirin
Gloves, respirator, hearing protection, protective skirt: Tina Therrien

Saturday, September 22, 2012

7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Breakfast in the Aspen Room
10:00 a.m Checkout of YMCA of the Rockies
 

Adios Muchachas and Muchachos!

Vaya con Paja.

 

 

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Wolf is busy, so I will huff and puff and blow these straw panels down.
photo by Mark Schueneman.