3 days of visits dedicated to Belgian public authorities were organised in April, May and June. Each visit was an opportunity to discover 5 bio-based buildings, public or tertiary buildings. Read More
UP STRAW: Urban and Public Buildings in Straw
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.
Plankstetten Benedictine Abbey
Hastings Borough Council
1 Aquila House Breeds Place
The School of Natural Building
1 Hollinroyd Farm
Todmorden West Yorkshire
1C rue Eugène Thibaut
Centre National de la Construction en Paille
69 bis rue des Déportés et des Internés
|Centre National de la Construction en Paille||
69 bis rue des Déportés et des Internés
|Strobouw Nederland||Wouter Klijnfirstname.lastname@example.org||Netherlands|
|Plankstetten Benedictine Abbey||Benedikt Kaesberg||Benedikt.Kaesberg@kloster-plankstetten.de||Germany|
|Hastings Borough Council||Rachel Ellis||Rachel.Ellis@groundwork.org.uk||United Kingdom|
|The School of Natural Building||Eileen Sutherlandemail@example.com||United Kingdom|
|Gemeente Tilburg||Ruud Oerlemansfirstname.lastname@example.org||Netherlands|
|Cluster Eco-construction||Hervé-Jacques Poskinemail@example.com||Belgium|
Action & Activity
Hugues Delcourt from the Cluster Eco-construction held a conference on straw construction during a fair dedicated to nomad housing in Mons (BE). Read More
Plankstetten Benedictine Abbey now has a flyer presenting its investment. Read More
Bois & Habitat is a unique fair in Belgium especially dedicated to wood construction. There are about 180 companies attending each year. As straw is usually used in combination with wood this is the perfect place to present this technique to visitors on the Cluster Eco-construction stand. Read More
The 2018 UP STRAW Yearbook can be seen here. Read More
Strobouw Nederland took part in the WoonIdeaal Beurs (LivingIdeal fair) 2019. Read More
Strobouw Nederland was featured at the Bouwbeurs 2019 with two stands. Read More
Straw bale building professionals from all over Germany will gather in a workshop in Berlin 15th of February 2019 in order to revise the German straw bale building guideline. It was established in 2014 and will be updated now. At the time, the draft was set up in workshops attended by benevolent members of the German straw bale building association (FASBA) and the finishing was done by project staff. The revision will be done quite that way, too. The outcome of the revised version is planned for summer 2019. Read More
The Cluster Eco-construction initiated a gathering of professionals from the straw construction sector. The objective is to build a professional network in order to develop and promote straw construction in Belgium. The network aims to professionalise the sector. In the next months the network is going to get structured, define objectives, actions as well as a membership charter. Read More
The Walloon Minister of Housing, Valérie De Bue, visited EcoLodge a cooperative company member of the Cluster Eco-construction active in the straw construction sector. They had the opportunity to discover the WaldCube, a compact housing unit made of wood insulated with straw. A concept answering economic, social and environmental challenges. Read More