Thermal renovation with straw bale hipped roof

Written by Herbert Gruber

An old building with an energy standard of originally 254 kWh/m2.a was energetically improved by 96% through this thermal refurbishment to a passive house.

Key data

Province:Lower AustriaCity:MoosbrunnCompletion:2012Type of Construction:straw bale roofDesign/ArchitectureBaumeister Ing. Jürgen Höller GmbHBuilding Company/Main Contractor:Baumeister Ing. Jürgen Höller GmbHStraw Builder:Baumeister Ing. Jürgen Höller GmbHPossibility to visit:YesPress photos:No
Heating demand:9 OIBU-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KHeating/Ventilation System:Wohnraumlüftung sowie Direktverdampfer-WärmepumpeCategories:Projects Austria, Renovation Refurbishment,
More about this Straw Bale House

Ein Altbau mit einer EKZ von ursprünglich 254 kWh/m2.a wurde durch diese thermische Sanierung zum Passivhaus energetisch um 96% verbessert. Der Massivbau wurde mit 26 cm Vollwärmeschutz ummantelt, das Walmdach wurde mit Strohballen gedämmt.

About the author

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.