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EPA Grant Number: SU832506
Title: Design of Sustainable Relief Housing in Africa: an Implementation of the “Cradle to Cradle” Model in Earthbag Construction
Oklahoma State University students and the Green Blue Institute will design a sustainable, relief-housing prototype that aids in sheltering homeless citizens until they are able to return to their traditional ways of life. This project will apply McDonough and Braungart's "cradle to cradle" design model to the earthbag construction technique to develop a model for sustainable relief housing in urbanized Africa.