Building with Hemp – An Incredible Natural Insulation & Sustainable Material

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Anthony from Art du Chanvre has built over 45 houses using hempcrete as a natural and sustainable insulation material. Hempcrete is made with a mix of hemp hurd (fibre), hydraulic lime (binder), and water. You can follow Anthony’s building projects and get in touch with him on Instagram, or on his website here: https://www.instagram.com/du.chanvre/ https://duchanvre.com/ Hempcrete is not load-bearing, but it does provide insulation, thermal mass, and it regulates temperature and humidity. The R-value of hempcrete is R-2.1 per inch. Some other advantages of hempcrete is that it resists fire, mould, and vermin, and it eliminates the need for a vapour barrier and drywall (gypsum). Instead, you protect the hempcrete with natural lime plasters on the inside and on the outside of the building. Using hemp is a sustainable building material because it is carbon negative (it stocks more carbon in the fibre of the plant than is used to grow, harvest, and process it). We’re very excited to learn about new and innovative ways to use natural building materials in conventional construction projects. Anthony says the cast-in-place construction method creates the highest quality of hempcrete, but pre-formed, pre-dried hempcrete blocks are more likely to allow hempcrete to go mainstream. In case you missed it, Anthony references a Bob Marley song at the end of the interview, comparing the conventional construction industry to the big tree, and the natural building industry to the small axe that will cut it down: https://www.wordsinthebucket.com/smal… Thanks for watching! Mat & Danielle ————————————————————- STAY IN TOUCH! ————————————————————- Blog: www.exploringalternatives.ca Facebook: /exploringalternativesblog Instagram: @exploringalternatives ————————————————————- COMMENTS ————————————————————- We want our channel and our comments section to be an inclusive space where everyone feels welcome to watch and to contribute. For this reason, comments that are inappropriate or hateful will be reported and/or deleted. Please discuss and debate with respect, and report inappropriate or hateful comments directly to YouTube. ————————————————————- SUBTITLES AND CLOSED CAPTIONS ————————————————————- A very special thank you to our subtitle and closed captions contributors! If you would like to contribute subtitles or closed captions to an Exploring Alternatives video, please click here to see which ones need your help: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_p… ————————————————————- SPONSORS ————————————————————- We occasionally include paid sponsor messages/integrations in our videos to help fund the channel. We do our best to work with companies and organizations that offer products or services that are in line with our values, and that we think would be interesting and useful to our viewers. We will always disclose if we’re promoting products that were given to us for free, or if we’re including a sponsored message in our video. For business or sponsorship inquiries, please email us at danielle.is.exploring@gmail.com ————————————————————- VIDEO CREDITS ————————————————————- Music & Song Credits: Just roll with it by Dj Quads https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads/j… Let’s Float Away by Dj Quads https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads/l… Midnight Snack by Dj Quads https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads/m… Editing Credits: Yves Neron https://www.instagram.com/yves.neron/ and Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives Filming Credits: Mat of Exploring Alternatives Hemp field clip by Hempbassadors https://www.instagram.com/hempbassadors/ Photo Credits: Maxime Desbiens and Art du Chanvre

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