Hemp-lime composites (hempcrete)

Vol. 527 (7) 2016 / sobota, 27 października, 2018

(in Polish)

Michał Gołębiewski

DOI: 10.15199/33.2016.07.29

Volume 527; Issue 7
Pages 91-94

Accepted for publication: 01.06.2016 r.

DOI: 10.15199/33.2016.07.29

Hempcrete is a composite construction material, generally consisting of hemp shiv (hurd), lime–based binder, water and alternative additives. Natural origin of the material, its low embodied energy and consequently low CO2 emission in a whole life- cycle, its full recyclability and high thermal insulation properties makes the material truly ecological, possibly making important contribution to development of sustainable construction. Hempcrete technology is a wide-ranging definition which includes methods differing in: a way the elements of buildings are being done, characteristics and proportions of the components used to production of the composite and methods applied to its formation. Due to the aforementioned differences, properties of the material fall within a wide range.

Keywords: hempcrete, hemp-lime composite, ecological construction materials, sustainable construction
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Michał Gołębiewski, MSc. Eng. Arch. - Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture

Michał Gołębiewski, MSc. Eng. Arch.


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DOI: 10.15199/33.2016.07.29