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Biomes. Zeolite absorption. Bedouin societies. No, this is not the opening dialogue of Terminator Part II. But these are terms commonly used by the staff at the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, known affectionately as "The Pot." The 14- year-old company, based in Austin, Texas, has assembled a wide range of talents and people, some visionary, some practical, and all skilled at using unusual resources and unique building techniques. Though the building projects vary, The Pot's goal is to use local resources in innovative ways and not exhaust them beyond the area's ability to rebound. Their approach to problems has taken them to Congressional committee hearings, consultancies across the U.S., and even to foreign countries where over-logged forests deprive local residents