Using Hemp for Walls as a Sustainable Building Material

S. Shareef, Sardar and Latif Rauf, Hozan (2022) Using Hemp for Walls as a Sustainable Building Material. Journal of Studies in Science and Engineering, 2 (4). pp. 17-24.

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As an ancient plant from thousands of years ago, Hemp has been used as the most prominent sustainable material in buildings and other fields. Hemp has great potential to be used as a building material and can be grown in Cyprus weather with less cost than other imported building materials. Hemp’s initial cost is mostly cheaper than the other insulation materials; in the long term can save almost 50% of the total energy cost. It is being used as a load-bearing construction material, the best insulator. This study proposed a detached house where Hemp can be used for walls as structure (load-bearing) and floors and roofs as plastering layers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hemp Hempcrete Sustainable construction Energy-saving Building materials
Subjects: Engineering > Architectural Engineering
Engineering > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Engineering > TH Building construction
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Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2023 13:39
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2023 13:39

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