Green Tip and Trade

Build walls with dirt

Christina Huh Nov 25, 2010

When in construction mode, consider using pneumatically impacted stabilized earth (PISE), which is a nearly perfect building material. The technique is a modern method of handling one of the oldest known building materials–earth. Similar to rammed-earth construction or adobe, the technique results in walls that are up to two feet thick, and never need to be painted. The walls absorb heat slowly during the day, and release it incrementally in the evening, which cuts down on energy consumption. More at [Dwell](].

We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.

Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.

In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.

Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.