Rocker, Hip-Hopper Building Sustainable Bamboo Houses

May 15, 2008, 01:00 ET from Bamboo Technologies

    LOS ANGELES, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Musicians Tommy Lee and Ludacris,
 on a "Battleground Earth" reality TV quest to illuminate "green" issues,
 will park their bio-diesel tour busses and get hands-on to actually
 construct two cutting-edge houses built from sustainable Structural Bamboo.
 
     "These structures are the first of their kind to be built on the US
 Mainland and result from decades of testing non-toxic, sustainable
 treatments to get Structural Bamboo internationally certified for permitted
 residential and commercial buildings," says Jeffree Trudeau, bamboo pioneer
 and President of Maui-based Bamboo Technologies.
 
     Computer-aided modular design allows for economical factory fabrication
 in Viet Nam of pre-engineered insulated bamboo home and commercial "kits"
 that are supremely affordable, exceed most building code requirements for
 earthquake and hurricane zones, are fully insurable and mortgage-able, and
 by all accounts, are very pleasant to look at and comfortable to live in.
 
     Structural Bamboo is an extraordinarily sustainable or "Green" building
 material that pound-for-pound tests stronger than wood, concrete, even
 steel. Structural Bamboo was the first greenery to re-foliate in Viet Nam
 after Agent Orange.
 
     "The producers at The Greif Company wanted something cutting-edge and
 visually substantial to use as a green challenge," says Sam Small, VP
 Developing Markets for Bamboo Technologies. "We've successfully delivered
 over 100 Bamboo kits to tropical locations around the world, and we've now
 added thermal insulation so anyone can build "to code" an upscale,
 fashionable, insulated house, restaurant or commercial center that
 maximizes technology, is remarkably sustainable and affordable, and is
 built primary out of Bamboo."
 
     "Our buildings range in size from a 120 sq ft tropical bungalow, like
 those assembled on Battleground Earth, to an over 3000 sq ft, fully
 insulated, 2 story Bamboo Mansion," says Trudeau. "The smaller kits
 assemble in a matter of days, and in the case of Tommy Lee and Ludacris, in
 a matter of hours, making them particularly attractive for disaster
 relief."
 
     Battleground Earth's houses will be disassembled and auctioned on eBay,
 "at a significant savings over retail," speculates Small. "Unless fans of
 Tommy and Ludacris drive up the price. If that happens, Bamboo Technologies
 will donate to a charity chosen by whomever's team builds their house the
 fastest."
 
     "Battleground Earth: Ludacris vs. Tommy Lee." debuts August 3rd on
 Discovery Communication's new channel "Planet Green" launching in 50
 million homes June 4th.
 
     SAM SMALL, BAMBOO TECHNOLOGIES (973) 271-0788 (808) 572-1007
 
     samsmall@bambootechnologies.com
 
     Pictures & Details: http://www.bambooliving.com
 
 
 

SOURCE Bamboo Technologies
    LOS ANGELES, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Musicians Tommy Lee and Ludacris,
 on a "Battleground Earth" reality TV quest to illuminate "green" issues,
 will park their bio-diesel tour busses and get hands-on to actually
 construct two cutting-edge houses built from sustainable Structural Bamboo.
 
     "These structures are the first of their kind to be built on the US
 Mainland and result from decades of testing non-toxic, sustainable
 treatments to get Structural Bamboo internationally certified for permitted
 residential and commercial buildings," says Jeffree Trudeau, bamboo pioneer
 and President of Maui-based Bamboo Technologies.
 
     Computer-aided modular design allows for economical factory fabrication
 in Viet Nam of pre-engineered insulated bamboo home and commercial "kits"
 that are supremely affordable, exceed most building code requirements for
 earthquake and hurricane zones, are fully insurable and mortgage-able, and
 by all accounts, are very pleasant to look at and comfortable to live in.
 
     Structural Bamboo is an extraordinarily sustainable or "Green" building
 material that pound-for-pound tests stronger than wood, concrete, even
 steel. Structural Bamboo was the first greenery to re-foliate in Viet Nam
 after Agent Orange.
 
     "The producers at The Greif Company wanted something cutting-edge and
 visually substantial to use as a green challenge," says Sam Small, VP
 Developing Markets for Bamboo Technologies. "We've successfully delivered
 over 100 Bamboo kits to tropical locations around the world, and we've now
 added thermal insulation so anyone can build "to code" an upscale,
 fashionable, insulated house, restaurant or commercial center that
 maximizes technology, is remarkably sustainable and affordable, and is
 built primary out of Bamboo."
 
     "Our buildings range in size from a 120 sq ft tropical bungalow, like
 those assembled on Battleground Earth, to an over 3000 sq ft, fully
 insulated, 2 story Bamboo Mansion," says Trudeau. "The smaller kits
 assemble in a matter of days, and in the case of Tommy Lee and Ludacris, in
 a matter of hours, making them particularly attractive for disaster
 relief."
 
     Battleground Earth's houses will be disassembled and auctioned on eBay,
 "at a significant savings over retail," speculates Small. "Unless fans of
 Tommy and Ludacris drive up the price. If that happens, Bamboo Technologies
 will donate to a charity chosen by whomever's team builds their house the
 fastest."
 
     "Battleground Earth: Ludacris vs. Tommy Lee." debuts August 3rd on
 Discovery Communication's new channel "Planet Green" launching in 50
 million homes June 4th.
 
     SAM SMALL, BAMBOO TECHNOLOGIES (973) 271-0788 (808) 572-1007
 
     samsmall@bambootechnologies.com
 
     Pictures & Details: http://www.bambooliving.com
 
 
 SOURCE Bamboo Technologies