Thermal, Moisture and Biological Behaviour of Natural Insulating Materials

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Besides having a positive impact on sustainable development, natural building materials also have technical properties comparable with standard materials and important additional qualities. This article focuses on thermal, moisture and biological properties of thermal insulating materials based on vegetal and animal fibres.


  1. Volf, Martin
  2. Diviš, Jakub
  3. Havlík, Filip


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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.