Lowest energy house in Dross, Lower Austria

Herbert Gruber
Written by Herbert Gruber

In this detached house, the wall elements of the upper floor were insulated with 35 cm and the roof structure with 50 cm wheat straw bales. Recognition for exemplary building in Lower Austria.

Key data

Province:Lower AustriaCity:DrossCompletion:2008Type of Construction:infill constructionDesign/ArchitectureBauatelier Schmelzer & SalomonCarpenter:Kreativer Holzbau GmbHStraw Builder:Kreativer Holzbau GmbHPossibility to visit:NoPress photos:Yes
Photocredit:Herbert Gruber
Residential acreage:170m2U-Value (Wall):0,13W/m2KU-Value (Roof):0,10W/m2KCategories:Prefab Straw Bale, Projects Austria, Straw Bale Roof,
More about this Straw Bale House

Bei diesem Einfamilienhaus wurden die Wandelemente des Obergeschosses mit 35 cm und die Dachkonstruktion mit 50 cm Weizenstrohballen gedämmt. Anerkennung für vorbildliches Bauen in NÖ.

About the author

Herbert Gruber

Herbert Gruber

Herbert is author of the book "Neues Bauen mit Stroh in Europa" (New Building with Straw in Europe), head of the austrian strawbale network ASBN and partner in the Leonardo-project "STEP" (Strawbale Training for European Professionals) and the Erasmus project "BuildStraw Pro" (a project to get formal national recognition of the training) and "Make your City Smart". As a collector he documents European straw bale buildings since 1999 on his website (database, german), in lectures, workshops and books.