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    IDC Tour: Straw Bale House (1 ARIDO CEU)

    Enough straw is produced in North America to satisfy all of our residential building needs. Straw offers an alternative and sustainable means to house our growing population while diminishing our impact on forests.

    Straw bale building is easily adapted to suit traditional designs. It also allows for new and creative custom designs. Sweeping curves, rounded edges, deep sills and built-in window benches are just some of the features commonly seen in straw bale homes. It makes for a unique aesthetic to every building. Designing and building a straw bale home is an exhilarating experience. It is about creating a haven of peace, comfort and utility for the homeowner. Aesthetically, ecologically and health-wise, the results are amazing.

    This is your chance to visit a recently completed straw bale home! Join Melanie Scott as she takes you on a tour of a private straw bale residence just outside of Guelph. Throughout the tour, Melanie will describe the benefits and challenges of designing a straw bale home, discuss environmentally friendly interior materials and finishes specifications, and address siting and passive solar design issues as they relate to designing homes that are elegant, efficient and ecological.

    Melanie Scott, Senior Designer and Project Coordinator, Evolve Builders Group
    Melanie  is responsible for the design and project coordination of sustainable residences and small businesses. An ARIDO Registered interior designer, Ontario qualified and Registered designer, and LEED AP, she holds a degree in Interior Design from Ryerson University and is a graduate of the Sustainable Building Design and Construction Program at Ontario’s Fleming College. Melanie spent ten years as a commercial retail and residential designer, including design and construction for several straw bale buildings before joining Evolve in 2010. At Evolve Builders Group, Melanie offers design and building solutions that are elegant, efficient and ecological.

    Location8151 Wellington Road 124
    Date & Time

    Saturday, June 15, 2013
    Registration: 10 - 10:15 a.m.
    Tour: 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
    Picnic at Guelph Lake Conservation Area: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Attendees should meet at the residence at 8151 Wellington Road 124 Guelph/Eramosa (it is a yellow walkout bungalow situated on the south side at the curve of the road).

    Picnic at Guelph Lake Conservation Area, 7743 Conservation Dr.,  RR 4 Guelph, ON, N1H 6J1
    (Main gate – Gate 1 – proceed to parking lot at Main Beach)


    Time in 1371319200
    FeesRegistered Members: $40.00
    Intern/Student Members: $30.00
    Non-Members: $60.00
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