by Stefanie on 16/10/2014 | Cannabis Videos

The use of hemp as an alternative to cement

Hempcrete Cement production accounts for 5% of all global carbon dioxide emissions. One alternative to cement production would be the use of natural materials, such as hemp. Hempcrete, a product for construction and isolation, is a mixture of hemp and other materials, such as lime. Hempcrete is firm and self-insulating. It regulates the temperature and humidity of buildings and is carbon negative, to only name a few advantages.

Cement production accounts for 5% of all global carbon dioxide emissions. One alternative to cement production would be the use of natural materials, such as hemp.

Hemp in construction has recently been featured in Cannabis News Network episodes as well. Natural, biodegradable materials like hemp have countless applications. The natural fibre can replace many pollutants in building, such as fibreglass or concrete.

Hempcrete, a product for construction and isolation, is a mixture of hemp and other materials, such as lime. Hempcrete is firm and self-insulating. It regulates the temperature and humidity of buildings and is carbon negative, to only name a few advantages.

Presenter Joyce Ohajah, examines the potentials of hemp as an alternative to cement.

Hemp is environmentally friendly and sustainable!

Video courtesy of Earthrise

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Amazing!
Hemp is definitely overlooked, and it is an industry governments really need to invest in. There are so many benefits associated with hemp - this being one of them! Thanks for sharing.

30/10/2014

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