Life Cycle Habitation – Sustainable housing and living in the community

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The EU Life+ demonstration project “LIFE Cycle Habitation” in Böheimkirchen/Lower Austria is almost finished. The residential buildings made of wood, insulated with straw, set new standards for regenerative and cycle-oriented housing in Austria and the EU. The “GrAT” as an external unit of the technical university sets new standards in research and sustainability.

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LINK to Article
LINK to GrAT – Life Cycle Habitation Homepage

Authors: Center for Appropriate Technology, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria

Research Documents:
LIFE Cycle Habitation – Designing Green Buildings (PDF)

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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.