Straw instead of Styrofoam? Climate-friendly building – Stroh statt Styropor? Klimaschonendes Bauen | ARD Mediathek

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An old building material is on the rise again: straw. Building with the fragrant, yellow stalks is still left to pioneers – but in times of climate change, awareness of the opportunities offered by this natural insulating material is growing.

Ein altes Baumaterial ist wieder auf dem Vormarsch: Stroh. Noch ist das Bauen mit den duftenden, gelben Halmen zwar Pionieren überlassen – doch in Zeiten des Klimawandels wächst das Bewusstsein für die Chancen des Naturdämmstoffs.

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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.