Source: www.enlightened-consciousness.com | Original Post Date: February 7, 2016 –
Now we can build houses from a building material that is energy-efficient, non-toxic and resistant to mold, insects and fire. The material may even have a higher R-value, or thermal resistance, than concrete. The base of the Hempcrete creation is hemp, which comes from the cannabis sativa plant, the same one that produces marijuana.
HEMPCRETE has no equal as a natural building product, sequestering carbon dioxide for the life of the building. Created by simply combining water, hemp aggregate and a lime-based binder it produces a building product with excellent thermal insulating and acoustic properties. The insulation forms the entire wall with the load bearing timber frame fully encased. Hempcrete is not just an insulator – it buffers temperature and humidity, prevents damp and mould growth, making the building a comfortable healthy environment – a truly natural product.
Hempcrete buildings last as long as a castle and save energy for ever.
People that live in hempcrete houses do not need to run airconditioners or heaters all day to keep a comfortable home. Regular insulation requires constant energy input – hempcrete doesn’t. The way energy costs are rising, that’s a massive yearly cost saving through power conservation. At the same time, less energy use, less pollution AND carbon sequestration by hempcrete – your hempcrete project will be carbon negative.
Hempcrete mixture of hemp, lime and water is being used to some extent for construction jobs across America. One of the companies working with Hempcrete is Hemp Technologies, a construction company based in North Carolina that is adamant about the advantages of building using Hempcrete. They’ve built homes out of hemp in Hawaii, Texas, Idaho and North Carolina, where they are currently working on a project known as “NauHaus.”