Students Build Greenest Building in Canada Natural Home, Summer 2008

Students Build Greenest Building in Canada Natural Home, Summer 2008

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Rachael Grad
Aug 6, 2008

Natural Home features the greenest building in Canada, built by students in Fleming College's Sustainable Building Design Program. Located in Madoc, Ontario, the performing arts center is being made from straw bale. It's designed by Chris Magwood, an instructor at Fleming College and co-author of three instructional books on how to design, plan and build with straw. More information below the jump...

Since 2005, Chris Magwood has taught students in the Sustainable Building Design Program to build sustainable public buildings for host communities. Magwood and his students have built a thrift store, a food bank and a classroom.

To learn more about straw building, check out the straw homes website.

[top photo from Natural Home; bottom photo from the straw homes website]

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