Wednesday, March 9, 2011

ModCell at EcoBuild 2011

One of the more interesting construction techniques on display at EcoBuild 2011 was the ModCell concept. This concept takes the use of straw and hemp and combines it with modern methods of construction to provide innovation solutions for both residential and non-residential buildings.
The BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials at the University of Bath have been carrying out a fantastic research project into the use of these materials as potential future building solutions to achieve zero carbon construction. Their website contains excellent resources including videos and image galleries on the research done so far and is well worth checking out. It would be interesting to apply this concept to Passive House Design and Construction as it would certainly help to lower the associated embodied energy of the construction process.