Institute of Fundamental Technological Research
Polish Academy of Sciences


A. Nowotna

Recent publications
1.  Nowotna A., Pietruszka B., Lisowski P., Eco-Friendly Building Materials, IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science, ISSN: 1755-1307, DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/290/1/012024, Vol.290, pp.1-8, 2019

In recent years, the construction industry has developed an ecological direction, which aims to use natural materials. These materials can be both vegetable and animal origin. Building structures made of such semi-finised products are usualy light, non-destructive for environment, and in many cases made of recycled materials. Such an eco-building model often does not require energy inputs for production. It contributes to the development of energy-saving investments which meet the current technical requirements. These materials can perform an insolating function, like sheep's wool or cellulose, as well as construction or finishing function made of products like plywood, fibrous materials with an external gypsum or wooden panel or clay plaster with straw. Such products are perceived as healthy and cheap, and in many cases available locally. These solutions can have a significant impact in modern construction due to the increase in the prices of traditional construction products and energy savings during construction and investment use. The article aims to provide basic information about selected materials of natural origin and compare them in terms of hygrothermal research.

Nowotna A. - other affiliation
Pietruszka B. - other affiliation
Lisowski P. - other affiliation

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