A new sustainable housing project in the northwest of Scotland will feature industrial hemp as a main building material, reports Green Building Press.
The ecofriendly material is the main component of a prefrabricated wall system called Hembuild – a mixture of the plant’s woody core and a lime-based binder.
The system was supplied by Hemcrete Projects, an English housing company that specializes in hemp-based construction.
So far, two prototype houses have been completed in the Achabeag township, both with very different designs. … Continue reading