Balancing Carbon with Passive Straw Bale

Balancing Carbon with Passive Straw Bale

On January 18 Abby Meuser-Herr, from Precipitate Architecture and Planning, and Passive House homeowner Katie Jones will join the Construction Tech crew to dive into straw bale construction and Passive House. Adapting the traditional straw bale methods, Abby and her team were able to incorporate Passive House principles like reducing thermal bridges and addressing airtightness using natural plasters. Katie will share how she decided on a passive strawbale home and some of the daily benefits her family experiences. Abby will dive into the technical knowledge, techniques for straw bale construction, and the technology that assisted the team in lowering the embodied carbon of the project while maintaining Passive House performance. 

Join us January 18 to hear about how Abby and Katie balanced carbon with passive straw bale construction in a Minneapolis Phius+ Passive House project. 

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