Building houses of out straw? CFCC students present findings about latest trends in sustainable tech
WILMINGTON - Building a house out of straw might sound like something out of a nursery rhyme, but straw bale house building is a construction technique that is gaining more attention from sustainable home builders because of some distinct advantages over conventional methods.
Straw bale house construction is just one of the sustainability-related topics that will be presented by students at Cape Fear Community College's Sustainability Technologies program later this week.
Thirteen graduating students from the program will be showcase a number of special projects dealing with energy efficiency, sustainability, and green building technology on Saturday, May 4 at 9:30 a.m. in the BB&T Auditorium in the McKeithan Center at CFCC's North Campus.
This year's event features a diverse group of projects including a the results of an investigation of the plastics recycling industry, straw bale home construction and an industrial energy audit.