UP STRAW Report on Teaching – Strategic plan for implementing straw courses into existing curricula

Written by esba

Worldwide climate change, economics and social concerns have highlighted the need for a change in the practices and processes in many sectors. This is especially relevant in the construction sector where the embodied carbon in building materials is a huge contributor to climate change and unhealthy living conditions. New ways of building therefore, are in demand as is knowledge and professional training for architects, building professionals and associated professions.

This Strategic Implementation Plan is a road map for promoting training in straw construction techniques to target markets.

The Aim of the Strategic Plan is:

  • To promote the use of straw in the construction of buildings to: educational institutions and professional construction organisations in the UP Straw partnership countries.


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.