“You would never see a pile of hay that is the remainder of the rice harvest. Straw is used for useful items by society. Call it as a medium for mushroom cultivation or livestock feed”
However, this time scientists use them as building materials are environmentally friendly homes. Why, how?
As reported by ScienceDaily recently, the house of straw was the brainchild of scientists from the University of Bath, England. They tried to make a house that is named BaleHaus. The house that came from this straw is a friendly home environment. Apart from natural materials, straw is also able to reduce the existing carbon dioxide product. Not surprisingly, the house of straw can be regarded as the home of the future. In addition, straw is also known as heat insulation material so that no heating is required at home when winter arrives. The impact of energy consumption can be saved.
Professor Pete Walker, Director of Bre Centre in Innovative Construction Materials Bath University, said that while the straw is not much industry ogled, but the excess will be able to make hay has its own attraction. Straw is the material that can be updated again.
Straw that has been formed in such a way with a thickness of 45 inches makes this material does not really need the heat. In addition, the house of straw material can also adjust with the environment. When summer comes home not too hot, otherwise when winter came home not too cold. For the future, researchers will continue to monitor the progress BaleHaus both humidity levels, the quality of insulation and air quality.