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Hemp’s rise: Building a greener future for housing in the US with eco-friendly hempcrete

Hemp as a groundbreaking building material poised to revolutionize construction. In a world grappling with concrete’s carbon footprint, hemp emerges as a game-changer.

Renowned urban designer Kaja Kühl shares insights into the potential of hemp-lime, or hempcrete, for crafting low-carbon, climate-friendly structures. Its non-toxic, fire-resistant, and mold-repelling attributes make it a sustainable alternative. Explore the story of two cottages in upstate New York, where hemp-lime blocks shine in their role as thermal insulation.

Dive into a burgeoning network championing bio-based materials and discover how hemp’s rapid growth and exceptional carbon sequestration may reshape the future of eco-conscious architecture.

Source video: Margaret River Hemp Co on YouTube

Source image: LoggaWiggler / pixabay

Source: theguardian.com

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