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‘HemPod’ at English University a proving ground for hempcrete

A University in England is attracting the attention of Architects internationally with their concept house the “HemPod.”

The small structure is a proof of concept displaying the benefits of lime/hemp construction materials.

Environmentally-friendly building materials are often more expensive than traditional materials, but the Renewable House project funded by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the National Non-Food Crops Centre (NNFCC) demonstrated a cost of around £75,000 (excluding foundations) to build a three-bedroom ‘Code 4′ house from hemp-lime making it competitive with conventional bricks and mortar.

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HemPod, Editorial, world architecture news, architecture jobs.

An explanation of the experiment here:

Hemp House

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