ArchitectureWeek's online magazine, has an article about the Santa
Clarita, CA's Transit Maintenance Facility, which has SB infill walls.
This is a fairly large structure. The pages the article is on are dated
May 30th, 2007, so I assume this is also a current article.
> "Straw-bale construction may be a rediscovered technology," says HOK's
> senior project manager Charles Smith, "but it is appropriate and
> sustainable by today's standards. When combined with more recent
> technologies such as under-floor air distribution, high-performance
> glazing, and daylighting — as it is in this project — it can be part
> of a powerful strategy for creating an energy- and resource-efficient
> building. We were able to exceed California Energy Efficiency
> Standards by over 40 percent."
The building will also be an ongoing laboratory for studying moisture
content (although I doubt moisture will be much of a problem in Santa
> Building systems are electronically monitored 24 hours a day for
> comfort and efficiency by a digital control system. The straw-bale
> walls are continuously monitored for moisture content.
Note that viewing most of the full-sized images accompanying the article
requires a paid subscription.