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Blog updates by Watershed Materials. Developments for sustainable new concrete block technology funded by the National Science Foundation.

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Open House

Thanks to all those who came out to Watershed Materials' and Rammed Earth Works' Open House on Saturday, February 13th 2016. Over 200 people came out during the course of the event including Bay Area architects, engineers and developers interested in new techniques for sustainable building.

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BuildWell Conference 2016

We're excited to be involved in our second BuildWell conference. This year, David Easton will be speaking in two panels:

Ultra Low Carbon Materials : Natural Building Goes Mainstream from 11:15a to 12:30p on Wednesday, February 10 

Going Big League : Getting to Scale - the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from 11:15a to 12:30p on Friday, February 12

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David Easton Keynotes the First International Conference on Rammed Earth Construction - Perth, Australia - February 10th to 13th 2015

David Easton is thrilled to keynote the First International Conference on Rammed Earth Construction in Perth, Australia from 10 to 13 February 2015. The conference is hosted hosted by The University of Western Australia and brings together researchers, engineers, and practitioners in order to communicate the latest developments in the design and analysis of rammed earth construction.

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David Easton at PechaKucha 20x20 - Albany, California - January 30th 2015

Join us to hear David Easton presenting 20 slides for 20 seconds each at PechaKucha Albany Volume 4. The theme of the night will be "Resolutions" (fitting for the beginning of the New Year) and David will be talking about his resolution to quit incorporating Portland cement into our built environment. David will show how the Romans and Egyptians were able to build durable structures lasting thousands of years without Portland cement, a notorious contributor to CO2 emissions and climate change.

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Watershed Materials Selected as a Finalist for SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Competition.

Watershed Materials is proud to announce that the company has been selected as a finalist to present at the SXSW Eco entrepreneurial pitch competition, the Startup Showcase. Hundreds of innovative sustainability focused companies from around the world applied to present, and Watershed Materials is thrilled to be chosen as a finalist. SXSW Eco’s entrepreneurial pitch competition, the Startup Showcase, will take place on October 6-7, 2014 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX. 

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Join us and the American Institute of Architects for a Net Zero Energy Residential Tour

Join Watershed Materails and the American Institute of Architects for a Net Zero Energy Residential Tour featuring a one-of-a-kind home completed by our sister company Rammed Earth Works.

The large estate home was cut into the hilltop site nestled amongst dozens of mature oak trees, and is punctuated by a curving rammed earth wall that draws visitors into the home and frames the spectacular views.

The project goals of Net-Zero Energy and eco-friendly features all have self-sustainability at their core, and the building achieve several earth-healing objectives such as cleaning the air, purifying the water, providing energy to the grid, and providing the owners with their own food. The design achieved a Green Point Rating of 263, largely due to exceeding California Title 24 Energy Standards by a whopping 62%!

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