ECO-BUILDING online learning platform

This site is under development, as it is the official site
for the Erasmus+ project ActEco 2019-2021 (see disclaimer in the footer).

Earth Building

Online Courses about Clay, Earth, Cob, Adobe, Mud, Rammed Earth, Earthen Floors, Plasters, Renders, Finishes...

Strawbale Building

Online Courses about Loadbearing, Infill in Post & Beam or Hybrid (CUT, OrganiCut, Greb,...), Wrapping

Sustainability & Training

Online Courses about how to make a Sustainable Change
in Life, School and Training

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There are OPEN COURSES (without registering),
short FREE COURSES (to register, with trainer-evaluation)
and more in depth ADVANCED COURSES (with trainer-evaluation, to register and finish previous courses before) on this ActEco Platform.
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Basics of Photovoltaics

An introduction to the application of photovoltaics in buildings. It shows how much solar energy is available and how much of it can be used and explains how different types of solar cells and solar modules are manufactured and what design options and advantages they offer in the building sector.

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Basics Thermal Solar and Solar Cooling

The technology of solar thermal energy can be used to heat water (or air). The functionality is explained, the components are described, different collector types, storage tanks and system types are compared. Including a closer look at Solar cooling.

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Building a Straw Bale Maze

ACTeco course. Straw bale mazes are popular with kids and adults. But there are some rules to be followed to build a safe maze and have fun too.

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Building with Straw Panels

This course is to train architects and builders to design and assemble straw bale houses using prefabricated straw wall panels.

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Earth Building

ACTeco Short Course: An introduction on clays physics

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Earth Building Techniques

ACTeco course. This course should enable you to learn the main techniques of raw earth construction. This panorama of techniques is as rich as the cultures and raw earth that gave birth to them. Through presentation videos, this course deals with monolithic techniques, techniques in small prefabricated elements as well as filling techniques.

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Earth Physics

ACTeco course, which should give you an understanding of the basic physics of the raw earth material used in building construction. Through short popular science videos, the concepts of capillary bridges, force chains and granulometry will be discussed.

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How to make a successful ONLINE COURSE

ACTeco course: How to make a successful ONLINE COURSE with WordPress, Zoom and Learndash

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Sustainable (Straw) House – a Case Study

ACTeco course shows a case study house. Building step by step of a sustainable, passive standard, family house. It is built with natural materials, low impact foundation, green roof, producing own energy.

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Sustainable Building

ACTeco course. Sustainable building is one of solutions to lower the climete change impact. Learn how to build sustainably.

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Tip 002: Density-Check of Straw Bales

ACTeco Short Course: An Introduction in Density-Check of Straw Bales; Time-frame: 10 min

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Tip 003: Measuring Straw Bales

ACTeco Short Course: An Introduction in Measuring Straw Bales; Time-frame: 10 min

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Tip 011: Save Energy While Carrying Straw Bales

ACTeco Short Course: An introduction in Save Energy While Carrying Straw Bales; Time-frame: 10 min

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Tip 014: Straw Bale-Tools – Cutting Straw Bales

ACTeco Short Course: An Introduction in Straw Bale-Tools – Cutting Straw Bales; Time-frame: 10 min

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Tip 017: Straw Bale-Tools – Shaving Surfaces with Hedge Saws

ACTeco Short Course: An Introduction in Straw Bale-Tools – Shaving Surfaces with Hedge Saws; Time-frame: 10 min

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Tip 018: Straw Bale-Tools – Cutting Bales with Chain Saws

ACTeco Short Course: An Introduction in Straw Bale-Tools – Cutting Bales with Chain Saw); Time-frame: 10 min

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Tip 019: Straw Bale-Tools – the Straw Bale Hammer or Persuader

ACTeco Short Course: An Introduction in Straw Bale-Tools – the Straw Bale Hammer or Persuader; Time-frame: 10 min

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Tip 021: Dividing Straw Bales with Bale Needles

ACTeco Short Course: An Introduction in Dividing Straw Bales with Bale Needles; Time-frame: 10 min

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Tip 022: Straw Bale – The essential Infill-Boards

ACTeco Short Course: An Introduction in Straw Bale – The essential Infill-Boards; Time-frame: 10 min

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Tip 023: Straw Bale-Tools – How to handle Infill-Boards

ACTeco short course: An introduction to straw bale tools - handling infill boards; time frame: 10 min

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Tip 024: Straw Bale-Tools – DIY-Stuffer in two Sizes

ACTeco Short Course: An Introduction in Straw Bale-Tools – DIY-Stuffer in two Sizes; Time-frame: 10 min

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Tip 026: Customizing Straw Bales – Stuffing Holes

ACTeco Short Course: An Introduction in Customizing Straw Bales – Stuffing Holes; Time-frame: 10 min

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Tip 027: Customizing Straw Bales – Filling Gaps

ACTeco Short Course: An Introduction in Customizing Straw Bales – Filling Gaps; Time-frame: 10 min

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Tip 029: CUT-Technique

ACTeco Short Course: An Introduction in CUT-Technique; Time-frame: 10 min

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Tip 032: OrganiCUT

ACTeco Short Course: An Introduction in OrganiCUT; Time-frame: 40 min

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Tip 033 INFILL: Adjusting Constructions to Bales

ACTeco Short Course: An Introduction in INFILL: Adjusting Constructions to Bales; Time-frame: 10 min

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Tip 035 INFILL: Diagonal Bracing against Shear/Wind Forces

ACTeco Short Course: An Introduction in INFILL: Diagonal Bracing against Shear/Wind Forces; Time-frame: 10 min

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Tip 038 INFILL: Double Posts

ACTeco Short Course: An Introduction in INFILL: Double Posts; Time-frame: 10 min

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Tip 061: Direct plaster (lime)

ACTeco Short Course: An Introduction in Direct plaster (lime); Time-frame: 10 min

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Tip 062: Wooden Cladding

ACTeco Short Course: An Introduction in Wooden Cladding; Time-frame: 10 min

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