Applying CO2 computation methods and LCA to straw building

Written by esba

In the next few years carbon emissions will become one of the most important criteria for choosing building materials. Therefore, developing a solid CO2 calculation methodology for straw and bio-based materials is of crucial importance, knowing that the calculation hypothesis can radically change the figures. Until now, the CO2 captured by the used materials has not been taken into account, even if this contains a large part of their advantage.

NIBE report/presentation (Link to PDF EN)

Echobat report/presentation (LINK to PDF FR)

About the author


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.