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Hempcrete is a non-load-bearing building material composed of hemp shive, lime binder, and water that is non-toxic and devoid of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). A lightweight substance, it weighs approximately one-eighth as much as concrete. It is possible to create walls, floors, and roofs with hempcrete. Hempcrete allows architects and house owners architectural freedom.

The Benefits of Hempcrete Home

Hempcrete provides high levels of thermal and acoustic insulation. It also manages internal relative humidity and temperature fluctuations "via hygroscopic material behavior, leading to healthier building environments and delivering effective thermal mass." The building envelope is permeable to vapor, enabling moisture to escape and avoiding the possibility of condensation on inside surfaces.

  • Excellent thermal insulation

  • Passive and low in energy

  • Negative carbon emissions

  • Healthy living conditions

  • CO2 sequestration

  • Naturally airtight

  • Excellent acoustic performance

  • Poor air permeability

  • Self-build friendly

  • Termite resistance

  • Design adaptability

  • Permeable walls

  • 50% - 80% energy savings

  • Prevents mold growth

  • No dry decay

  • No landfill

  • Fireproof

  • No waste

Carbon from renewable biomass should be stored throughout the lifetime of the construction material. Develop a vapor-permeable building envelope that promotes healthy indoor air quality.

The Relationship Between Hempcrete and the Environment

C02 is absorbed by hempcrete, which is better than zero carbon.

Hempcrete have a low environmental effect, and its potential for carbon sequestration and storage is a key advantage of the material. The hemp plant takes CO2 from the environment during photosynthesis, turning carbon into biomass and exhaling oxygen. When hemp is utilized in construction, the carbon it contains is sequestered throughout the lifetime of the building. Hence, the use of hemp in building construction might be superior to zero carbon, also known as carbon negative. 1 m3 of  Hempcrete can store 108 kg of carbon dioxide.

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