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Modular straw-based eco-modules meet economic, insulation, safety and recyclability requirements

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Country: 
Italy
City: 
Modugno (Puglia Region)

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Project elaborated in partnership: 
No
Submitted by: 
ICESP
Start/End date: 
01/2012
Ongoing: 
Yes

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Prespaglia offers a line of modular blocks of pressed straw for the construction sector. 3 different types of blocks are proposed so far with easy-and-fast assembling profiles.

The modular eco-blocks are made of straw, clay and pozzolan lime, making them entirely recyclable and biodegradable. They offer high levels of thermal-acoustic insulation and resistance to fire.

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Advantages of using straw-based modular eco-blocks:

  • zero CO₂ emissions (cold production system);
  • energy consumption by 1/3 less than traditional solutions due to the good thermal characteristics that reduce heat dispersion;
  • sound insulation above 50 decibels thanks to the mixture with clay;
  • good anti-seismic solution (lightness and flexibility of the material);
  • drastic reduction in labour (by 60/70%) and production costs.