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An Attributional Life Cycle Assessment of Hemcrete

Description Hemcrete is an alternative, environmentally‐friendly building material gaining adherents in Great Britain
and other European countries. It is an attractive choice as a building material because it is made from a renewable
resource, hemp, a hardy plant that is a close, but non‐hallucinogenic relative of marijuana. This plant is relatively
easy to cultivate, requires little in the way of pesticides or fertilizers, and almost all parts can be used for various
products from paper to textiles to food.

Hemcrete is made from a mixture of lime, water, and the fibrous outer portion of the hemp plant called
the “hurd” or “shive”. When mixed, it is worked and placed much like conventional concrete ‐ hence the name.
However, that is where the similari... (more)
Created Date 2013-05
Contributor Dolins, Sigma (Author) / Guiley, Keith (Author) / Poletti, Joseph (Author) / Stafford, Nicholas (Author)
Subject Hemcrete / Life Cycle Assessment
Series Course Project Report Series
Type Text
Language English
Identifier Stock Number: SSEBE-CESEM-2013-CPR-008
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Collaborating Institutions School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SSEBE) / Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management
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