Sterling and Native Earth Construction have also been involved with numerous strawbale consulting projects both within, and outside, the United States. In Guatemala, Native Earth Construction designed and constructed a passive solar home for a group of Dominican Sisters to help promote a healthier environment for the indigenous peoples living in the region. Sterling also works with PV Systems, Inc., one of Wisconsin's leading companies installing photovoltaic systems (PV systems). Projects completed include PV systems installed at Peninsula State Park and Rock Island State Park.
Sterling has worked on aspects of construction all his life. After working on multi-million dollar building projects, he became disillusioned with the waste and inherent energy consumed by the buildings and the materials that make them up. Native Earth Construction was launched in 1997 after extensive research of straw bale and cordwood construction. Matt Sterling serves on the Board of Directors for the MREA.
For more information or questions on strawbale construction, contact Clay Sterling, Matt's brother, at the MREA.
Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA)
7558 Deer Rd.
Custer WI 54423