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US embraces hempcrete for sustainable home construction

In a world increasingly aware of climate challenges, hemp-based construction materials offer a beacon of hope. Hempcrete, derived from hemp plants, presents a promising solution to curb carbon emissions in the housing sector. Architects like Kaja Kühl hail hemp as a transformative force toward a regenerative built environment.

Despite initial hurdles, including limited domestic supply and building code acceptance, the momentum for hemp construction is growing. With recent inclusion in the International Residential Code, hemp’s potential to revolutionize sustainable housing is clearer than ever. As the industry expands, hemp homes could soon become the norm, heralding a greener, more eco-conscious era in architecture.

Source video: Allison Coyle on YouTube

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