Benefits & Challenges Of Hempcrete For Building
In this presentation Alex Sparrow looks at the benefits and challenges of using hempcrete over traditional concrete.
As yet no material is 100% perfect to use for sustainable building. However, hempcrete offers many health and environmental benefits, including a net reduction in CO2, as well as better insulation and longer life than most other options.
If you are considering doing any building this is a must watch.
|“I look at the range of materials out there, I cannot find one to match hemp. I can’t find one that has such a low embodied energy, that locks carbon in, and that has such a low environmental impact”|
|Kevin McCloud , TV Host & Property Developer|
Alex Sparrow is author of ‘The Hempcrete Book’.
He teaches courses on hempcrete building at the Brighton Permaculture Trust, and is co-director of hemp-lime construct, a company focusing on using hempcrete and other environmentally friendly materials to build housing in the UK.
He is also a freelance writer on sustainable building techniques.