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San Diego Green Building Council

Green Homes Tour/Residential Green Building Committee

797 J Street

San Diego, CA 92101

© 2019 by San Diego Green Building Council

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Strawbale Home

(Jamul)

A custom home featuring strawbale walls, earthen plaster, concrete floors for thermal mass, solar electric power, super-insulated ceiling and roof, whole house fans, native landscaping, a 5,000-gallon rain catchment tank and a graywater system for garden and orchard irrigation. House orientation allows for optimum solar power efficiency and large 42-inch roof overhangs provide shade for the summer and sunlight in the winter. 

Photo Credit: TNT Custom Builders