Research is increasingly highlighting the adverse effects of poor indoor air quality (IAQ) on health and well being. 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
We can interpret strawbale public buildings by applying critical theory, by Allan Sutherland of the School of Natural Building. Read More
This article from the Architects' Journal describes the construction of Lordship Hub in London, Read More
The first ever Big Straw Bale Gathering (UK) was held in Wales in August 2018 and was a great success. Read More
Producer meeting to collect relevant information about how to organize the market according to their need. Explanation and training on good quality bale production. Read More
An essential companion of construction site for the professionals and auto builders. Published by RFCP (French Network of Straw Construction). Read More
The Cluster Eco-construction started the UP STRAW training program for students in Belgium. Read More
Progress of the working groups Teaching / Market development / Long-Term Effects Read More
Eileen Sutherland and Barbara Jones will be introducing UP Straw to delegates at the Healthy building Conference, as part of the UP STRAW project's work on Training of Construction Sector Professionals and Undergraduates. Read More
The event will present practitioners who have real practical knowledge of strawbale building, from whom you can hear about the current best practice and research, and ask directly about how straw bale can be used in reality. Read More