ECO BUILDING OPTIONSFOR TOURISM Joyce Coppinger ReBuild Associates Lincoln, Nebraska 402.483.5135 <email@example.com)
BENEFITS OFNATURAL BUILDING • Use readily available materials - what we have at hand • Energy-efficient and renewable insulative materials - cost savings and added-value markets • Nontoxic products, materials - indoor air quality, healthy environment • Comfort, aesthetic beauty, creative approaches • Draws people back to nature, and to you
CAN BE GREEN BY... Updating electrical service - solar, photovoltaics, wind energy generation Converting to CFL or LED light fixtures and bulbs - save energy, be sure you follow recycling procedures Reducing electrical use - line drying laundry; daylighting; turning off lights, electronic equipment when not in use Updating plumbing to conserve water - low-flow or dual flush toilets, even composting toilets
CAN BE GREEN BY... • Natural ventilation and cross ventilation; air barrier-free spaces (no halls, few walls, no stairs) • • Passive and active solar heating of spaces and water; infloor radiant thermal heat; wall heaters and air-conditioning units • • Universal design for ease of access for all ages and abilities; walkways and ramps, bathrooms and kitchenettes
CAN BE GREEN BY... Removing all toxic products from your facilities - air fresheners, cleaning and laundry supplies; use linens until guests leave; non-toxic products and materials in furnishings, building or remodeling projects; be sure any cosmetics or beauty products you give to guests are nontoxic, too.
Check all building materials and products to be sure they are nontoxic - low VOC paints and stains, area rugs that of natural materials instead of carpeting, furniture and furnishings can also contain toxins (adhesives, finishes, fabrics and other). CAN BE GREEN BY... • Check all building materials and products to be sure they are nontoxic - low VOC paints and stains; building products with no toxic adhesives and finishes; area rugs of natural materials instead of carpeting, linens and bedding of natural materials • Reducing waste and reusing or recycling everything you can.
Angel’s Strawbale Saloonsouth of Spencer, Nebraska, on Hwy 281 near the Spencer Dam402-589-1017<firstname.lastname@example.org>www.kbrx.com/angels.htm
Iain Nicholson Nature CenterRowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd, Gibbon, NE, 68840308-468-5282www.rowesanctuary.org
Spring Creek Prairie Nature Center11700 SW 100th St., P.O. Box 117Denton, NE 68339 (402) 797-2301www.springcreekprairie.org Two Audubon nature centers are straw-bale buildings. A straw-bale wall and other green features including a living roof and catchwater system are part of the design of the new Pioneers Park Nature Center on the west edge of Lincoln.
Pioneers Park Nature Center www.lincoln.ne.gov/city/parks/nature/natcenter/naturece.htm
Truth Window Building faces view (and solar south) on previously disturbed land with main entrance connected to parking.
Colors selected for interiors blend with colors of the native grasses, the earth and sky.
Johnson’s Organic Wine & Vinegar Processing Facility302 East Nebraska Ave, Cody Nebraska 69211 402-389-1200<email@example.com>http://georgepaulvinegar.com/strawbale.html
Millduck B&BBendigo, Australia143 Ford Rd, Harcourt North, Victoria 3453(03) 5439 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rawnsley Park Station Wilpena Road Via Hawker South Australia 5434 +61 8 8648 0030 <email@example.com> www.rawnsleypark.com.au
Sieben Linden EcovillageFreundeskreis Oekodorf e.V.Sieben Linden 1, DE 38486 Bandau Poppau, Germany+49 39000 51235www.siebenlinden.de/english0000.htm Website www.siebenlinden.de/english0000.html
Buildings made of many types of natural materials Draws people for workshops as well as conferences Winner of 2007 World Habitat Award
Rosewood Costa Carmel Costa Rica Three Architecture Inc, 5401 N Central Expy # 300 Dallas, TX 75205 - 214-559-4080
Maho Bay CampsSt. John, U.S. Virgin IslandsMaho Bay Camps, Inc. PO Box 310, Cruz Bay Saint John, VI 00830 1-800-392-9004www.maho.org
18 tent-cottages on 16 foot square platforms in the Virgin Islands National Park using hand construction methods which left the natural environment virtually undisturbed. The platforms were connected by elevated walkways to avoid soil erosion which endangers the beach and fragile coral. Conveniently located bathhouses are equipped with modern, low-flush toilets and pull-chain showers connected to a recycling system which irrigates the surrounding vegetation. One way to teach people at the camp about conservation of resources was to give they an allowance when they check in which would run out during their stay if too much electricity, water or other specified resources were used.
Geodesic Dome -Dancing Leaf46368 Hwy 91, Burwell Nebraska. 68823308-346-4366www.geocities.com/autumnleafbb
Yurts - ColoradoAny climate or settingSleeping QuartersKitchens and BathroomsLiving and Relaxation Areas
Tipis www.tipi.com www.whitebuffalolodges.com
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