by Zhu Qing Yan, Kelly Lerner
Journal section: General Article
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With over 1.3 billion people and growing, China is actively seeking ways to reduce pollution, promote energy efficiency and use renewable resources. Aiming to improve people’s lives while at the same time improving the environment, The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has been introducing a durable and superinsulated style of housing that uses straw bales as a building material (Figure 1). ADRA built the first prototype straw-bale house in Mongolia in 1995 and expanded the programme to China in 1998...
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