Videos for September 20, 2008

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Saturday, September 20 evening weather

It was 79 degrees at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 20.

Published on September 20, 2008

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KU Band Day brings performers to Mass. St.

Kansas University's Marching Jayhawks led more than 3,000 musicians and performers in the 61st annual Band Day festivities.

Published on September 20, 2008

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Saturday, September 20 weather at 2 p.m.

It was 79 degrees and sunny at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 20.

Published on September 20, 2008

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A house standing strong with straw

Seven years ago, David and Monika Eichler considered all kinds of green building methods before settling on a straw-bale home. They liked that it was a waste product and would gave the home a rustic and aged look.

Published on September 20, 2008

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Small home, big idea

Home designer and builder Kenton Knowles constructed a 120-square-foot building out of mostly recycled materials and with a variety of green features. Watch as he describes how the home could be used.

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Super Insulation

Insulated concrete forms are among the best method of providing high insulation to a home. David Eichler talks about why he used them for their basement.

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Door of Truth

Every straw-bale home has a door of truth, proving that what is inside is indeed made of straw, according to homeowner David Eichler. The home's 900 bales of straw provide insulation.

Published on September 20, 2008

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Heating from the ground up

While installing a geothermal heat system cost more money up front, Eichler said in the seven years since they have lived in their straw-bale home it has paid for itself. He explains how the system works.

Published on September 20, 2008