Straw with a difference

Herbert Gruber
Written by Herbert Gruber

Not straw bales but chopped straw is blown into the Lopas prefabricated houses, thus also achieving fire safety and passive house quality.

Key data

Province:Lower AustriaCity:Hohe WandCompletion:2009Type of Construction:infill with chopped straw insulationDesign/ArchitectureGeorg W ReinbergCarpenter:Lopas / Holzbau LonginStraw Builder:Lopas / Holzbau LonginPossibility to visit:NoPress photos:No
Photocredit:Lopas
U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Passive House, Projects Austria,
More about this Straw Bale House

Nicht Strohballen sondern gehäckseltes Stroh wird in die Lopas-Fertighäuser eingeblasen, und damit ebenfalls Brandsicherheit und Passivhausqualität erreicht.

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.