Project Summary

STRAW: premium biobased building material

Creating a healthy and comfortable inner climate in buildings and reducing CO2 can go hand-in-hand! Building with straw, in combination with clay, has this effect.

CO2 reduction takes place by optimal insulation and by the CO2 contained in the natural material straw itself. The use of straw and clay creates a healhy, dampopen inner climate.

Straw is widely available and can be applied in new constructions (houses, offices, schools, public buildings). Straw is also applicable for the insulation of existing buildings. Straw can be used immediately from the production location (farmland), without a further processing.

This makes straw the premium biobased building material.

 

UP STRAW: a collaborative approach to creating straw awareness and use

Heating all of the buildings in NWE accounts for about 15% of the GHG emissions. The implementatie/application of straw as building insulation helps to reduce that in a natural way.

We will demonstratie that in five projects: buildings made of bales, wrapped in straw and created with prefab straw panels. Ready for implementation in the building industry.

Educational programs for architects, constructors and straw craftsman will facilitate knowledge development. University modulair program elements make students aware of the possibilities and application conditions.

Implementation of straw elements in building methodology and Building Information Modelling software will facilitate the use of straw elements in the building industry.

Communicating the advantages, application and the effects of building with straw will create interest in the possibilities and application.

 

 

 

 

Project Partners

Lead partner

Organisation Contact name Address Email Website
Centre National de la Construction en Paille Alex Goullet 69 bis rue des Déportés et des Internés
Montargis
45200
France
alex.goullet@cncp-feuillette.fr www.cncp-feuillette.fr
Name Contact Name Email Country
Cluster Eco-construction Hervé-Jacques Poskin hj@ecoconstruction.be Belgium
FASBA - Fachverband Strohballenbau Deutschland e.V. Sissy Hein sh@fasba.de Germany
Lebensbogen eG Stefan Lang lang_1956@yahoo.de Germany
Strobouw Nederland Marcel Zwart marcel@strobouw.nl Netherlands
Gemeente Tilburg Ruud Oerlemans ruud.oerlemans@tilburg.nl Netherlands
The School of Natural Building Eileen Sutherland eileen@schoolofnaturalbuilding.co.uk United Kingdom
Hastings Borough Council Rachel Ellis Rachel.Ellis@groundwork.org.uk United Kingdom

Action & Activity


Prefab strawbale elements on Dutch Façade-fair (GEVELBEURS 2018)

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Strawbale Netherlands presented straw prefab elements of various on the Dutch Gevelbeurs (Facade-fair) which was held from 23-25 Februari 2018. The bi-yearly Facade-fair offers architect and constructies the opportunity to meet new developments in façade construction and façade finish methods / techniques. The interest in biobased inslotation with straw prefab panels, offering the possibility of fast building damp-open constructions, is growing. The stand was mannen by representatieve of the Dutch national strawbale organisation, giving information on the systems of the four manufacturers presented, and was well visited. Read More


Events


STRO: straw fair in the Netherlands

, BillyBird park Hemelrijk, Volkel, The Netherlands

Straw is a building material that facilitates the creation of healthy, energy efficient and environmental positive buidlings. The damp open building method, in relation to the use of clay and wood, delvers a very comfortable inner climate. STRO (the name of the event) offers consumers the opportunity to get acquainted with straw as building material, clay, wood applications and installations for producing electricity, warmth, fresh air and vital water. Besides getting informed on building possibilities it will be possible to work with straw, clay and related materials in workshops. The event will be held on the terrain of BillyBird Park Hemelrijk, a family attraction park situated in Volkel. Combination tickets will be available.
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Big Strawbale Gathering UK 2018

, Wales UK

SBUK are proud to present the inaugural 'Big Straw Bale Gathering' - a gathering to discuss and learn straw bale construction and share the latest and best thinking within the industry. Working with our sub partner Strawbale Building UK (SBUK) Barbara Jones will be delivering talks, workshops and hands-on experiences about UP Straw as part of the project's work on Training of Construction Sector Professionals and Undergraduates. Held at Down To Earth's beautiful strawbale roundhouse in South Wales. The weekend will feature talks, discussions and hands-on workshops, for all levels, led by the UK's best natural builders and leading associated professionals. So come down and get excited about building with straw, learn some new techniques or get stuck into the geeky technical stuff.
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Green Architects Day

, University of Brighton

Eileen Sutherland will be discussing the UP Straw project at this event, as part of the project's work on Training of Construction Sector Professionals and Undergraduates. Sustainability at Scale: Size Matters Size matters and so does what you do with it. "When you have more than you need build a bigger table not a higher fence" - Unknown The theme this year is Sustainability at Scale: Size Matters. We will be asking our leading experts if there is any use in our current climate of being a tiny beacon of sustainability or should we be focusing on larger developments. How this can be possible and where the architectural and design community is heading? How does this translate to a city like Brighton and Hove and what is being done here at home? This year's Green Architecture Day promises to be an inspiring day of talks, with stalls and stands, including Meet the Expert and a complimentary light lunch. There will also be a facilitated plenary panel at the end of the day where we explore participants' questions. If public speaking does not come naturally you can still ask questions by ballot.
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