Adobe, strawbale, light-clay, Pumice Crete: We will present a comparison of various natural wall systems with an emphasis on 1) thermal performance (R-value & thermal mass), 2) physical characteristics (breathability, structural integrity, finishes), 3) construction techniques (typical wall section), 4) healthy home concerns in green building, and 5) new alternatives in building materials (cost comparisons and performance).
Palo Santo Designs, LLC is a design/build general contracting firm located in Santa Fe, NM. We are team of designers and builders with conscience and seek ecological solutions for healthy living spaces. We specialize in custom design & construction of residential homes, retrofitting existing structures and design consultation. Applications include natural wall systems, passive & active solar, non-toxic finishes, water harvesting and recycling. From pre-design to turn-key, we work as a single source responsibility design/build company. Our work extends throughout northern New Mexico and southern Colorado.