A review on recent research on bio-based building materials and their applications

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Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Bio-based materials represent a promising alternative in building envelope applications, with the aim of improving in-use energy efficiency. They have the advantage of being renewable, low embodied energy and CO2 neutral or negative. In addition, they are excellent thermal regulators. This paper presents an overview of the state-of-the-art of bio-based materials used in building construction and their applications. The materials outlined include hemp, wood, date palm wood, cork, alfa and straw. Through this literature study we want to get a broad overview of the current state of theoretical and experimental studies of their hygrothermal characteristics and their thermal and energy performances. The aim is not to be exhaustive but to summarise the most important research results on these materials. This is the first part of a research work that deals with the contribution to the development of a new bio-based construction material to be used in building. © 2023, The Author(s).
Bio-based materials, Energy efficiency, Moisture buffering value, Thermal conductivity
Bourbia, S., Kazeoui, H., & Belarbi, R. (2023). A review on recent research on bio-based building materials and their applications. Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 12(2), 117-139. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40243-023-00234-7