Straw is a remarkable material that pushes the boundaries of sustainability within the built environment. You can learn more about its place in response to the climate emergency here.
NATURAL FIBRE INSULATION
Click here to see: An introduction to natural fibre insulation
Here’s a link to the Steico fire test video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zorKlJr_wN4
STRAW CUTS ENERGY BILLS BY 90%
‘While the UK is consumed by arguments about the cost of energy, fuel poverty and market failure, some have managed to sidestep these issues altogether.
Residents of a unique new public and community housing development in Yorkshire are enjoying exceptionally low energy costs having spent six months in their new homes which are made from straw bale panels.’
From University of Bath: Read more here.
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF PASSIVE BUILDINGS
A comparative analysis of life cycle, estimated costs and the environmental impacts of two different approaches to ‘Passive House’ construction by François Gonthier-Gignac and Max Vittrup Jensen.
PASSIVE HOUSE IN NORFOLK
We worked on the building of a strawbale timber frame Passivhaus in Norfolk.