RESOURCES

Timber Framing:
Timber Framers Guild website www.tfguild.org
Recommended books:
Timber Frame Construction by Jack Sobon and Roger Schroeder
Build A Classic Timber Framed House by Jack Sobon

Locally Milled Wood (Ithaca area):
Black Locust Initiative
Tom Brown - black locust available for sale. 607-564-7557
Robinson's Sawmill - 607-687-1539
Collins Lumber - 607-594-3490
Hallstead Lumber - 607-687-6506
Ithaca Urban Timber Salvage - 607-351-0947
Delucia Brothers - 607-423-6559

Straw Bale Building:
International Straw Bale Registry
The Last Straw quarterly newsletter on all things straw bale
(DCAT) Developmental Center for Appropriate Technology testing and codes
(EBN) Ecological Building Network testing and codes
(CMHC) Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation testing
Straw-R-Us straw bale social club
Recommended books for NE climates:
Design of Straw Bale Buildings by Bruce King
Serious Straw Bale: A Home Construction Guide for All Climates by Paul Lacinski and Michel Beregon
More Straw Bale Building: A Complete Guide to Designing and Building with Straw by Chris Magwood, Peter Mack, and Tina Therrien
The Natural Building Companion by Jacob Deva Racusin and Ace McArleton

Natural Plasters:
Some reading from The Last Straw
Recommended Books:
The Natural Plaster Book: earth, lime, and gypsum plasters for natural homes by Cedar Rose Guelberth and Dan Chiras

Earthern Floors:
The Last Straw article
Recommended Books:
Bill and Athena Steen of the Canelo Project have put out a little booklet called "Earthern Floors" you can still find sometimes. They keep threatening to write a full book on the topic someday. www.caneloproject.com

Earthbag/Rammed Earth:
OK OK OK Productions - home to all things earthbag: www.okokok.org
Recommended Books:
Earthbag Building: Tools, Tricks, and Techniques by Kaki Hunter and Donald Kiffmeyer

Low/Non-Toxic/Natural Paints and Finishes
There's an ever-growing number of these, here are some we've tried:
Tried and True - all natural 18th century recipie: www.triedandtruewoodfinish.com
BioShield: www.bioshieldpaint.com
AFM Safecoat: www.afmsafecoat.com

Small Ecological Footprint:
Efficient building size

Toxicity In Building Materials
Perkins + Will List of Chemicals to Avoid
Phaos Project

Passive Solar & Daylighting
Passive Solar Design Tips

Community Raisings
Brief history of community raisings

Other Sustainable Building Resources:
NESEA Sustainable Homes Tour annual tour of sustainibly built homes across the country: www.nesea.org/buildings/openhouse/
Building with Spirit/Natural Building Colloquium Northeast - annual event hosted by the Peaceweavers: www.peaceweavers.com

Other Local Resources (Ithaca/Fingerlakes):
Muddy Brook Books - specialty book sales including sustainable building. Percentage of all sales benefits IGBA: ej George 607-387-3602
Ithaca Green Building Alliance: ithacagreenbuilding.org
Groovy Green: www.GroovyGreen.com
Sustainable Tompkins/Green Resource Hub: www.sustainabletompkins.org
FingerLakes PermaCulture Institute - offers permaculture courses including "The Built Environment": www.flpci.org
Significan Elements non-profit architectural salvage warehouse in Ithaca: www.historicithaca.com/significant_elem.htm
Tompkins County Cooperative Extension: www.ccetompkins.org/environment/greenbuilding.htm
Finger Lakes ReUse: fingerlakesreuse.org