From Quill and Quire:
When Nova Scotia builder David Cameron heard that Halifax’s Dalhousie University was running out of space to store more than 50,000 outdated journals and books archived in its libraries, he had an idea.
Books contain cellulose, which Cameron says is a natural insulator that could last “forever.” As an experiment, he took 10,000 volumes and built a seven-foot-high, 20-foot-long wall to insulate part the exterior of the Blockhouse School, an abandoned building on the province’s South Shore that is currently being transformed into amodel project and research centre for sustainable living
The Source Article for Quill and Quire Post: “Books and Mortar”
Stuck somewhere between garbage and recycling, unwanted books make up hundreds of tonnes of waste every year. When Dalhousie University libraries had to unload nearly 50,000 volumes, one man found a textbook solution.