EffiStruc = Efficient Structural Design & Engineering
This natural washroom facility located in Art Gibbons Park (Rosemont Park) was an initiative of the Cascadia Green Building Council – Kootenay/Rockies Leaf, to promote the appeal of natural building to Nelson residents. The locally sourced timber structure supports a living (green) roof and solar panels. Exterior walls consist of wood-chip & clay with a natural plaster finish.
This natural residence building was constructed almost entirely using materials sourced within 100 km. The structure boasts a 2-storey timber frame on a rubble trench and reinforced concrete foundation. On the first storey, the walls are infilled with light clay and natural plaster. The second floor supports a straw bale infill wall system with natural plaster.
This natural building was constructed for a permaculture-based micro-farm, east of Nelson, BC. The locally sourced timber frame structure was constructed using wood-chip clay bricks, finished with natural plaster for the exterior walls. It features a living (green) roof and a 2-storey greenhouse area.