||In 1995 the International EcoForum has taken place in Kiev under support of ISAR, where ecological NGO’s from Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, USA have taken part. Representatives of BD IAE (Evgeny Shirokov) and Solar Energy International (Louie Saletan) with support of the other organizations from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and ISAR decided to held a practical seminar on transfer of ecotechnology of building houses of straw bales in summer 1996 in a belorussian village for the Chernobyl settlers (Zanaroch).|
This technology allows to construct very cheap energy saving houses using local natural renewable materials, which correspond to the principles of sustainable development.
In august 1996 a week seminar has taken place, in the course of which the first in CIS super heat isolated straw bale house 6 x 12 m in size, with a cost of about $50 per square m, in the village Druzhnaia (150 km north from Minsk) built for the Chernobyl settlers by the German charitable organization «Houses instead of Chernobyl». This organization rendered assistance by building materials.