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Why Buying New Construction Will Cost More This Year

People who intend to invest in new construction this year may find that the overall costs go beyond their budget. Homeowners (...)

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Design & Build public procurement procedure

The Design & Build procedure is reassuring for the Project Owner because it provides an impression of safety regarding the (...)

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A MOOC on straw construction

A Massive Open Online Course is an online learning programme, also known as a MOOC. The UP STRAW partners have written a (...)

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Passive House and EDGE – Two building standards with a common goal

Passive House in Morelia (Michoacán / Mexico). Image: Econova Institute of Architecture and Engineering New sustainability (...)

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Monks build the largest straw bale building in southern Germany with their own wood and straw.

Interview with Brother Andreas Schmidt, OSB, project manager and representative of the builder "Benedictine Abbey Plankstette (...)

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National straw networks

There is a strong network of straw bale construction - nationally and internationally. In many European countries constructio (...)

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[Webinar Series] Green Innovations Webinar Series – Smarter/IGBC

Date(s) - 28/04/2021 - 26/05/2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Discover innovative building materials and systems for creating quality (...)

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Treated like dirt: urban soil is often overlooked as a resource

In 2014, scientists studying the soil in Central Park were surprised at the vibrancy of the microbial life they discovered (...)

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The largest renovation with Dutch straw

Interview with Wouter Klijn, Strobouw Nederland  What was the reason for renovating a sports hall with straw? In 2016, Strob (...)

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TherapieStützpunkt

Environmental awareness, modern architecture, and health The innovative project "TherapieStützpunkt" in Purgstall an der (...)

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Owl Woods Passive House

3 bedroom plus study single-family home. Timber construction throughout. Inland regional location with cool winters and warm (...)

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The Bale House

The 'Bale House' is the new Visitor Centre in Hastings Country Park. This unique straw building is in one of the most stunnin (...)

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House Breuer, Tschagguns

As part of the Alpine building culture, many agricultural buildings outside of the protection of historical monuments have (...)

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Greencity

Greencity: - Is an example that illustrates the participation and cooperation between different actors in the decision-making (...)

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The Takienta

The Takienta (Otammari construction) is the only one-story dwelling in the world built entirely of local materials. It is (...)