MOOC Biobased Construction: Straw & Reed

Written by esba

Straw is a renewable material offering good thermal insulation properties and a much lower environmental impact than many current mainstream construction materials. Straw bale is very suitable as infill insulation for timberframe buildings with either an external render or timber rainscreen finish. Straw provides a vapour-permeable wall construction using a locally sourced, low-impact material, although it does need careful detailing and construction to avoid the ingress and retention of moisture.

Director: Interreg FAI-Re

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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.