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4C’s Food Bank & Thrift Store

Natural building for a food bank & thrift store

2005 Sustainable Building & Design project

In downtown Haliburton, Ontario, the 4Cs charity runs a food bank that is supported by sales from the attached Lily Ann thrift store. Fronting onto a commercial street, it’s hard to tell that this unassuming storefront is a remarkable natural building! From it’s rubble foundation to the solar panels on the roof, every part of this building is designed for maximum sustainability.

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Rubble trench foundation with earthbag perimeter beam

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Load-bearing straw bale walls with locally sourced earthen plaster inside and out

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Earthen floor slab with hydronic in-floor heating

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Earth tube ventilation system

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Natural and non-toxic plaster, paint and finishes throughout

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