Now more than ever it is important to consider sustainability. Hemp as a building material provides the world with a healthier alternative to traditional building materials currently in use today with a net positive impact on the environment.
Hemp Houses – Industrial Hemp can be used as a building material to make everything from the frame of the house, the floor, the roof, insulation for walls, and even different color paints. When mixed with lime and water, the inner woody core of the hemp plant becomes a product known as “Hempcrete”. Insulation made from hemp fibers can reduce energy costs by half and help regulate internal temperatures. Hemp building materials are fire, mold and pest resistant.
Carbon Neutral Housing – Buildings and construction account for roughly 40% of the CO2 emissions in the United States (1). People that live in hemp houses gain the added benefit of helping reduce the effects of global warming through this CO2 sequestration. Industrial hemp sequesters approximately 4 times the amount of carbon dioxide that trees can over the same growth cycle on the same amount of land.