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Paille-Tech Positive House

A low-energy, healthy and comfortable prefabricated home built from local sources

February 2021
Gallery Paille-Tech Positive House 1
Gallery Paille-Tech Positive House 1
01.

Identification

Today, the construction sector is responsible for ≈39% of total annual greenhouse gas emissions. While the energy consumption of buildings is expected to decrease steadily, the energy embodied in building materials still accounts for 11%. The conventional buildings rely upon concrete or terracotta for the structure, and petrochemical foam or mineral fibres for insulation which are carbon-intensive. In opposition, Paille-Tech houses offer a comfortable, healthy and durable home, highly energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. Compared to the standards materials, the solution is low in embodied-energy and not exhausting non-renewable resources. All materials are hardly processed (e.g. no cooking) and locally procured (less transport). One m² of Paille-Tech wall requires for its production 68 kWh of non-renewable primary energy, compared to 251 kWh for a concrete and XPS wall with the same insulating value. In-shop prefabrication ensures fewer nuisances for the neighbourhood and a shorter installation time, resulting in economies (scaffoldings, no double house-renting). During its manufacture, no less than 44 kg of CO₂ equivalent is stored, whereas a conventional wall releases 50 kg into the atmosphere.

Label Date February 2021
From Belgium
Maturity stage Medium and large scale commercialization
Looking For New clients, Visibility, Partners, Credibility, Network

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
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02.

The environmental benefits

  • Walls are 84% more insulating than the Belgian norms, and roofs 71%.
  • Quickly habitable house – 3 weeks of prefabrication, 1 week of installation, 4 months of equipment and finishes
  • A single compact stove can heat an entire house. No air-conditioning needed.
  • The production of a Paille-Tech house requires 73% less non-renewable primary energy than equivalent mainstream alternative.
  • Carbon sink – building a Paille-Tech's standard house stores 18.84 tons of CO₂ over its entire lifespan.
  • No toxic products are required to guarantee protection against fire or rodents
03.

The Financial benefits

  • Up to 2105 € / year of energy savings, compared to a house conforming to the 2017 thermal regulation in the Walloon Region
  • Thanks to its rapidity of building, one year's rent can be saved compared to a conventional construction
  • Used materials have proven their durability over more than a century.
04.

Activity Region

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Europe

Luxembourg, Belgium,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Company Profile

Paille-Tech scrl

Paille-Tech produces sustainable buildings based on wood, clay and straw, through a prefab’s system in factory.

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Headquarters 5150 Floreffe, Belgium
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