Hemp Used To Build Low-Carbon Home 

 December 9, 2020

By  Stratis Hemp

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British Architectural firm Practice Architecture has designed and built a sustainable three bedroom home, dubbed Flat House, using prefabricated hemp panels grown on the 20-acre property.

The two-story Flat House was designed as a hemp-based construction prototype, with the intention of introducing this new method into the building industry for larger scale projects. Collaborating with engineers and material specialists, the architects were successful in creating a prefabricated panel filled with hemp.

“Hemp has the potential to play a significant role in a move away from high carbon materials, as the plant sequesters carbon as it grows, making it a carbon negative material,” says the firm. “We are still awaiting our final carbon calculations to demonstrate it is zero carbon. The house is remarkable for its radically low embodied carbon, which has been achieved through the use of predominantly natural and site-grown materials.”

Read the full article at newatlas.com

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