College of Architecture and Planning

Ecological Footprinting (Straw Material)

Phase I of this project included assessment of the strawbale material footprint in terms of the amount of ecologically productive land required to sustainable harvest the straw for constructing this building. While the average cropland on-site yields 75 bales of hay, production varies significantly with soil type. This project included assessment of the land area was committed (for each soil type ) for one year in order to construct the building if the straw was produced on that soil type.

Ecological Footprinting 
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