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Sustainable Building Systems is a company dedicated to promoting sustainable building practices and the use of "green" building materials and renewable energy sources. We assist individuals, non-profit organizations, and businesses to design and build sustainable and comfortable:

  • Homes
  • Professional Buildings
  • Workshops
  • Storage Buildings
  • Decorative and Sound-Barrier Walls

In addition, we work at the state and national levels to educate and promote sustainable building practices and policies among government agencies, mortgage lenders, insurance companies, builders, and manufacturers.

Who Are We?
President Bob Bolles is one of the pioneers of modern straw-bale building in California. He has more than 30 years' experience as a contractor and construction supervisor. In response to public demand and the escalating environmental crisis, he has spent the last nine years studying, experimenting, practicing, teaching, and building with sustainable techniques and materials.
Bob has assembled a team of individuals to assist with all stages of your sustainable building project.

This site is designed as a means of accessing our services and as an educational resource for sustainable construction techniques and materials. Visit and enjoy!



Sustainable Building Systems, Inc. is a new company created from the straw-bale building division of Sustainable Earth Enterprises, Inc. If you are looking for SEE, please click here.