[GSBN] Thermal resistance test reports for strawbale walls

Rene Dalmeijer rene.dalmeijer at hetnet.nl
Mon Feb 22 07:34:00 CST 2016


FASBA the german straw bale association has done several Thermal resistance tests.  http://fasba.de/en/german-strawbale-building-research-results-of-fasba/

Another source could also be Bristol University. http://www.bath.ac.uk/research/case-studies/straw-scientifically-proven-building-material

Kind regards
Rene Dalmeijer

On Jan 7, 2016, at 02:19, martin hammer wrote:

> Hello all,
> I and fellow GSBN members Nehemiah Stone and David Eisenberg are seeking thermal resistance test data/reports. We are already aware of the following U.S. tests:
> McCabe, et al – 1993
> Sandia Labs -  1994
> Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) – 1996 and 1998
> We are also aware of the following test outside the U.S.:
> Vienna Univ. of Technology – R.Wimmer, et al
> The purpose of our search is to re-evaluate the thermal resistance properties stated in the current Strawbale Construction appendix in the 2015 International Residential Code (which is based on the second ORNL test).
> Any reports or links to reports are greatly appreciated. 
> Thanks, and a happy, healthy, and peaceful New Year to all !
> Martin Hammer
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