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Unformatted text preview: THE FUTURE OF BUILDING GREEN: PAPERCRETE Prepared for John Durham Professor Central Washington University Ellensburg, WA Prepared by Student May 3, 2010 MEMORANDUM TO: John Durham, CWU Instructor of ITAM FROM: , CWU Student DATE: May 3, 2010 SUBJECT: Papercrete Research, and Future Investment Recommendations As you requested on May 2, this report outlines the results of my investigation into the new experimental building material: papercrete. Since our country is in an economical recession, the need to ensure a comfortable lifestyle at an affordable price is a priority. With the trend of rising construction materials, this can prove to be a challenge. Additionally, Americans today are also determined to reduce their negative impact on the environment. Therefore, finding a building material that can appease both of these situations is a significant discovery. My investigation began with an in-depth look into how papercrete was first created, what it is made of, and the extent of its use. At first I was nave enough to believe that papercrete was a perfect green material, but along the way I discovered several significant reasons as to why papercrete is not more commonly used. Some of the claims were merely opinion, but others seemed to point out sizeable concerns on the testing that has been done on papercrete and any accreditations. I followed this up by looking into the testing techniques that had been done on papercrete, and the information available fell short. While this does shed some negative light on the material, I also came across information on how this can be remedied. Therefore, as I state in my recommendations, I would encourage the immediate use of this product in residential construction. I hope this report contains the information you were looking for. If you would like a follow-up or require any additional literature on papercrete please feel free to let me know. i CONTENTS PAGE Executive Summaryiii Introduction..1 Benefits to Building Owner.1 Low Cost of Materials......................................................................................................2 Reduced Cost of Labor.....................................................................................................3 High Insulation Value Means Cheap Utility Bills............................................................3 Benefits to Environment......................................................................................................3 Utilizing Discarded Paper Products.................................................................................3 Less Need For New Lumber............................................................................................4 Local Material Means Decrease In Transportation..........................................................4Local Material Means Decrease In Transportation....
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2010 for the course ADMG 385 taught by Professor Lupton,n during the Spring '08 term at Central Washington University.

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