Airtightness and Acoustic Properties of Family House from Straw

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With regard to the current European trends in civil engineering and sustainability, new building materials are still being explored. In this case, it is ideal to use natural materials such as straw. Its use as a building material is both ecological and economical. Excellent thermal insulation properties of straw have been known for centuries but the aim of this paper and the measurements were also to demonstrate the air-tightness and acoustic properties of a straw bale house in the Czech Republic.

Authors: Teslík, Jiří; Zdražilová, Naďa; Vodičková, Martina

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The European Straw Building Association is an independent European association, devoid of any profit making motive. The object of the Association is to promote and develop the use of straw, as a sustainable way of building in all the senses of the term “sustainable”: renewable, ecological, healthy, energy and climate efficient, social and economic.
The Association is a federation composed of organisations and people particularly concerned with the use of straw in buildings.