US – 2015 International Residential Code

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This Appendix to the International Residential Code (2015) provides prescriptive and performance-based requirements for the use of baled straw as building material. Other methods of straw bale construction shall be subject to approval in accordance with … this code. Buildings using straw bale walls shall comply with this code except as otherwise stated in this appendix.

Author: International Code Council Inc. (ICC)


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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.