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Hippie Hemp Homes

Cannabis Construction Combats Climate Change

— April 27, 2009 — Eco
The UK-based BRE Center for Innovative Construction Materials at the University of Bath is looking towards hemp as a viable eco-friendly construction material. When combined with a lime-based adhesive, hemp becomes a very efficient and lightweight composite building material.

As one of the world's leading research and trust companies, BRE specializes in building sustainable and innovative communities, and believes that carbon neutral homes of the future could be made utilizing hemp.

Unlike other plants in the hemp family, this unique material has neutral emissions.
Trend Themes
1. Eco-friendly Construction Materials - The trend of using sustainable materials like hemp in construction creates opportunities for companies to develop innovative building solutions with neutral emissions.
2. Carbon Neutral Homes - The trend of constructing carbon neutral homes using hemp as a building material opens up opportunities for companies to create innovative housing solutions that combat climate change.
3. Composite Building Materials - The trend of using composite materials like hemp combined with lime-based adhesive in construction presents opportunities for companies to develop lightweight and efficient building solutions.
Industry Implications
1. Construction - The construction industry can explore innovative ways to incorporate hemp and lime-based adhesives in building projects to create eco-friendly structures.
2. Sustainable Materials - The trend of using hemp as an eco-friendly construction material creates opportunities for companies in the sustainable materials industry to develop new products and solutions.
3. Research and Development - The research and development sector can explore the potential of hemp as a composite building material and invest in technologies that facilitate its use in construction.
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