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1 The Project: Tasks, Results, Lessons and Future Perspectives for Straw Bale Building

2 Project’s Promotion of Straw Bale Construction for Climate Change Mitigation aims and objectives have been enlarged over the course of the project, from initially introducing Lithuanian and eventually expanding to encompass Latvian and Estonian society to a straw bale construction technology, and to attempt reducing the impact of construction works on climate change.

3 TasksResults Website Articles N Survey of Lithuanian communities’ needs N=100 communities, 79% know, 58% would choose straw for building, Upyte community started building the linen crafts’ centre Workshop in Estonia Building with Big Bales; 1 st Baltic’s Straw Bale Builders Network meeting 6 Theoretical seminars 10 Exhibitions 2 Survey in OMNIBUS N=1002, 21 towns, 63 villages, 16% (40% of those, who plan building) would build with straw Book In Lithuanian, 256 pages, nearly 400 pictures, 26 chapters, English summary, 740 g DVD 3 films (Frame Construction, Load Bearing Building, Building with Big Bales, 3 slide shows, addition to the book Established Straw Bale Builders Association New Buildings (=CO 2 savings: ~25 t per house)

4 HOW? - Good Command - International Cooperation - Right Time - Support - The Project (Commitments)

5 WHAT’S NEW from September 2007? - New ‘tools’ (experience, contacts, book, dvd, other info material - New technologies (panel building) - New products (natural paints, plasters) - More EC attention

6 Future Perspectives: - Dwellings - Workshops - Community centers - Tourism centers - Renovation of multistorey buildings

7 Future plans: EKOPOLIS - International Ecobuilding and Renewable Energy information-demonstration-education-research centre - Conference rooms, Exhibition spaces - Environmentally-friendly and social-friendly Life/Working style - Sustainability - ….. (other proposals, ideas) How? - Straw Bale Building - EC/national funds - Good Command - Clear Tasks - GAJA-friendly Activities

8 STRAW BALE CONSTRUCTION: Connects People Saves NATURE Attracts Attention Reduces CLIMATE CHANGE Radiates GOOD Energy Saves Money Has GRATE Future Creates HEALTHY Environment

9 2 nd SBBN MEETING: Strengthening Motivation and Capabilities, Experience Exchange, New Plans for the Future GOOD LUCK for the GATHERING! THANK YOU! Edita Milutienė,


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