Ecococon Passivhaus

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Recently Hawkland had the chance to visit the first Ecococon building in the UK. This is a single story dwelling built to Passivhaus standard using Ecococon’s straw panels. Additional STEICO fibreboard insulation was applied externally to the panels in order to meet the Passivhaus very low u-value requirements.
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This is a great example of high quality design and detailing creating a building where modern technology and knowledge can interact harmoniously with natural materials. Timber, straw and clay are a powerful combination of natural, low environmentally-impacting materials that, when used in this way, provide a wall-system that helps to improve indoor air quality by regulating humidity, absorbing VOC’s and other gases, removing odours from the air and reducing mould growth.
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For more information of the benefits of clay Lowimpact.org have a great article on their website: http://www.lowimpact.org/research_into_the_benefits_of_clay_plasters1-4/
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Built by Juraj Mikurcik (architect at Architype Architects).

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