STraw bale construction / Guides

Pre-fabricated straw bale SIPS panels, an environmental choice
Wall assemblies - new construction

Modern straw bale SIPS construction: high performance, durable, affordable & interesting

...straw bales, why not? One big advantage of straw bale over conventional wood frame construction is that a straw panel will be able to dry to either side, comp...

Artistic rendition of the 2000 square foot sustainable home being buil
Living Building Challenge

Taking the Living Building Challenge

...straw bale walls. "The treatment of human waste into useful compost rather than being one of the largest environmental problems facing our waterways is absolu...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications for walls, slabs & basements

...Straw bale homes: Straw bale house Recycled Content : Straw bale walls are the used stalks of grains, so they are generally 100% recycled and act as car...

Concrete, wood and steel structures compared - Timber Frame wins!
Materials and resources

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete for Carbon Footprint

...construction and also low-carbon concrete from CarbonCure . Steel stands out for its speed and efficiency in construction. It's relative light weight and ease...

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...straw bale home construction which is a thing of its own, or sheep wool insulation as another example, which can apparently make your house smell like an old ba...