Natural Building and Regulatory Compliance Issues – Chris Magwood

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Chris Magwood

Chris Magwood

We are very excited to be hosting Chris Magwood (more below about Chris) for two public presentations.

1. Tues. Oct. 2, 2012, 7 pm

Public presentation on natural building, including the need for alternative compliance paths.

Time: 7 pm
Cost: Free will offering
Place: The Blockhouse School

2. Wed. Oct. 3, 2012, 1 – 4 pm

Workshop detailing the need for alternative compliance paths in construction and development to encourage sustainable building and life-styles.

Workshop for government and industry representatives as well as owner-builders.

Time: 1 – 4pm
Cost: $20
Location: The Blockhouse School.

To register for the session and find out more details contact:
David Cameron,  902-792-1667, email hidden; JavaScript is required

Watch here for more details.

About Chris Magwood

Chris is a professional straw bale builder, consultant and instructor.

He has constructed over 40 straw bale buildings, and consulted on many more.

He is innovative and inspiring as a mentor and teacher to many who have graduated from Flemming College’s Sustainable Building Design and Construction program.

He has taught workshops and seminars across the continent and overseas, co-authored some of the first straw bale how-to books (on this page) and edited The Last Straw Journal since 2001.

Chris is founder of the Endeavour Centre, a not-for-profit building school based in Peterborough, Ontario.

He demonstrates best practices in design and construction. Successful sustainable buildings put good science to use. Heat and moisture flows, energy modeling and a thorough approach to design for the highest performance levels ensure durability and occupant health and comfort.

Structural principles ensure the proper design to create sound building plans. These processes include use of a wide range of natural building materials and approaches from earthbag to straw bale to timber framing.

Resilient buildings incorporate passive technologies with renewable energy to create buildings with minimal environmental impacts. Chris speaks about the wide range of options for renewable energy, heating, cooling, ventilation, water and waste strategies and systems — a comprehensive approach to designing or re-designing a building’s mechanical systems.

His courses include modules for several training and certification programs including:

  • Ontario BCIN (Building Code Information Number) training
  • LEED AP training
  • Bau-Biologie training
  • PassivHaus training
  • Energy modelling training

Check out the Endeavor Centre website.

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