Straw bale / 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 is the same organic material. It's like a bunch of small trees bundled together". So indeed, straw bales, why not? One big advantage of straw bale over ...

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 image via Wikimedia commons Recycled Content : Straw bale walls are the used stalks of grains, so they are generally ...

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...

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

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete for Carbon Footprint

...Straw Bale?? Sources: Sustainability and life cycle analysis of residential structures Timber vs concrete and steel structures Building Green: envir...

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...