Gallery ACTIV HOME 1
Gallery ACTIV HOME 1
April 2020
Headquarters 03190 Hérisson, France

ACTIV HOME - A patented industrial process to manufacture wood frame construction modules with straw insulation

ACTIV HOME provides a large-scale manufacturing solution producing bio-sourced construction elements displaying high thermal, hydric and acoustic performances.

Addressing two of the main challenges linked with straw constructions - difficulty to scale up the production and poor economic performance - ACTIV HOME uses straw bales to fill wood structures to increase efficiency and avoid costly manual filling. Basing their manufacturing solution on the use of square straw bales of universal size (37cm x 47 cm), ACTIV HOME's machines can be used all around the world with the resources at hand. Although the machines have been designed to be easily operated by inexperienced workers. ACTIV HOME delivers an economic and performant solution for the sustainable construction industry all around the world, targeting small, medium and large enterprises.

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Key features

  • Negative carbon balance with a potential storage of 10 Kg of eq CO² per m² of structure


  • Pay back time reached under 1 year
  • Reduces CAPEX costs by 30 %

Company Profile

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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