According to the U.S. Green Building Council, buildings account for 38% of the CO2 emission in America. Hempcrete has been used as a building material in France since the 1990s and the practice is slowly catching on in North America.
Hempcrete is a bio-composite material as it is made from a combination of hemp hurds, the inner core of the plant, sand and lime. This can be used for the constructions of our homes and infrastructure. Hempcrete is carbon negative (it removes carbon from the atmosphere instead of adding to it), insulating, fireproof, breathable, mold resistant, pest resistant, recyclable and it naturally regulates the temperature of a home.
Hempcrete is vital to our goal of fighting climate change and building an energy efficient, carbon zero, smart infrastructure.