Note: Since 2011, The Earthbuilders' Guild (TEG) has taken a leadership role in regard to critical issues impacting the Earthbuilding Industry including the setting of ethical standards of practice for TEG members and TEG Certified Earthbuilding Practitioners. The future of earthen materials buildings is directly influenced by the quality of the services of the professionals in the field that will produce the best results and win the most allies. The Board of Directors of TEG has adopted the following Code of Professional Ethics for members of TEG or those who achieve certification of earthbuilding skills through TEG. The Code of Ethics is applicable to builders, general contractors, subcontractors, designers, architects, engineers, consultants, project managers, owner’s agents, educators, materials suppliers and materials producers whether individuals or institutions and their employees. Failure to comply with this Code – The Earthbuilders' Guild may censure a member or terminate membership in the organization and/or revoke the Certification of Earthbuilding Skills of anyone failing to follow the Code of Ethics. This can be done by a majority vote of the Board of Directors of The Earthbuilders' Guild.