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Hemp-based insulation makes a comeback in Belgium

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 29, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Nicole Jewell last modified Oct 28, 2015

Belgium-based architectural firm, Martens Van Caimere Architecten, has renovated a local home with a sustainable hemp-based insulation, refered to as hempcrete. The hemp-based render, made out of a combination of hemp, lime and water, provides a more sustainable and economical building solution than concrete. Hempcrete is actually quite similar to concrete, but is carbon negative, waterproof, fireproof, insulates well, and is completely recyclable, making it an optimal green building material....






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