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Scaling up straw construction in a circular economy model

April 2020
Gallery ACTIV HOME 1
Gallery ACTIV HOME 1


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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Label Date April 8, 2020
From France
Maturity stage Small scale commercialization
Looking For Visibility; Credibility; Partnership Opportunities

The environmental benefits

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

The Financial benefits

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

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Company Profile

Activ Home

ACTIV HOME developped industrial process for bio sourced construction to change scale with economic performance

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Headquarters 03190 Vaux, France

Networking Partner


ADEME - The French Agency for Ecological Transition- is a public agency under the joint authority of the Ministry for an Ecological Transition and the Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation.

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