Submitted by: Gruppe Angepasste Technologie (GrAT), Centre for Appropriate Technology
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Sustainable Building with the S-House
The S-House implements the Factor 10 concept in the construction field and meets the criteria of sustainable construction. The reduction of energy consumption by a factor of ten in comparison to today's state of the art technology will be attained through the use of passive energy technology. The use of renewable resources and the minimization of fossil and mineral materials reduce the waste of resources considerably, and the use of straw as a building material alleviates negative effects on the environment.