To advance and promote earthen construction
Earthen construction is an established, mainstream building technology
Bruce King is a registered structural engineer with 30 years of private consulting experience, and 25 years of leadership in the green building movement. He has served as a Green/Clean Tech acvisor to numerous startups and other organizations.
He has worked on high-rise structures in San Francisco, aircraft remodeling in Miami, Tahitian resorts, Buddhist monastaries in the Colorado Rockies, passive solar designs all over the world, and hundreds of houses of everh shape throughout North America. He has lectured and taught ecological building practices in international settings, in addition to keynoting and speaking at numerous international conferences.
He is co-founder and Director of Ecological Building Network (EBNet) a non-profit coalition of engineers, builders, and architects developing and disseminating best technologies for the built environment He is also co-founder of Green Building Press, a small publishing enterprise. He is the author of three books, Buildings of Earth and Straw (1996), Making Better Concrete (2005), and Design of Straw Bale Buildings (2006).
He lives with his family in the Lucas Valley area of San Rafael, California.
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Earthen construction is for everyone.
ECI was founded to make earthen construction building more accessible to the many consumers, professionals, and institutions who seek the most sustainable materials for modern construction.
Earthen Construction News
New earthen building code amendments featured on Texas Public Radio and the City of San Antonio Press Release.
Earthen Construction Initiative is establishing a comprehensive set of community and professional resources to advance and promote earthen construction in Texas and beyond.
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Earthen Construction Initiative connects the earthen building community in Central Texas with high-quality continuing education for building professionals and interested consumers.
With your help, we’ll continue to expand our efforts in outreach, education, and research to help bring earthen construction into the mainstream. We welcome your participation, your ideas, and your support.