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Straw bale : A waste from agriculture, a new construction material for sustainable buildings

Chaussinand, Adrien; Scartezzini, Jean-Louis and Nik, Vahid LU (2015) In Energy Procedia 78. p.297-302
Abstract

Since the beginning of the 21st century, straw-bale buildings are reappearing in the world; however, their thermal performances were not thoroughly investigated up to now. The purpose of this study is to analyze thermal behavior and energy performance of a straw-bale building in Switzerland. Using Pleiades+Comfie Software, building designs have been studied to understand the best way to mitigate overheating risks due to the low heat capacity of straw. Thermal-dynamic results and Life Cycle Assessment conclude that straw bale buildings can be a sustainable alternative in the energy evolution of building construction, due to its low embodied energy and excellent thermal performance.

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Adobe wall, Embodied energy, Energy modelling, Life cycle assessment, Straw bale building, Sustainable building, Thermal behaviour
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Energy Procedia
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78
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6 pages
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Elsevier
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1876-6102
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10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.646
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English
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  author       = {Chaussinand, Adrien and Scartezzini, Jean-Louis and Nik, Vahid},
  issn         = {1876-6102},
  keyword      = {Adobe wall,Embodied energy,Energy modelling,Life cycle assessment,Straw bale building,Sustainable building,Thermal behaviour},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {11},
  pages        = {297--302},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Energy Procedia},
  title        = {Straw bale : A waste from agriculture, a new construction material for sustainable buildings},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.646},
  volume       = {78},
  year         = {2015},
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