30 Mar '15, 5pm

Straw Bale Buildings Are Carbon Neutral

People often mistake straw bales for hay bales. The two are not the same. Straw bales used in construction require a powerful baler that applies even compression. The bales are very dense and weigh about 20 lbs per cubic foot. They behave like wood and do not catch fire easily. The tallest straw bale building is located in France, where straw bales are permitted for construction of public buildings. The oldest straw bale building is 112 years old and is located in Nebraska.

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