As we all know hemp is now legal nationwide for agricultural production. With Sapphire ubiquitous presence as a leading cannabis security and hemp security company in the industry, we have met a lot of amazing individuals and have learned about their ideas. One is Eric McKee; he is involved heavily in the hemp industry and building Hempcrete houses and buildings. He has also helped in the research and design of the product.
The IsoHemp Hempcrete blocks are particularly suitable for remodeling or new construction projects of all kinds, for adding a second wall to existing walls on the inside or from the outside, as well as industrial partitioning and for apartments. Hempcrete blocks allow you to achieve very low-energy and passive house standards, with all necessary certifications per current European regulations.
Like most insulating materials, Hempcrete blocks use pockets of air to slow down the conducting of heat inside or outside. But additionally, Hempcrete blocks naturally regulate the temperature of the building thanks to their excellent ability to store accumulated heat. These insulating blocks with high thermal inertia protect from cold winters (keeping the heat inside the house) as well as hot summers (avoiding overheating of the living space). As a true thermal buffer, Hempcrete walls keep the indoor temperature constant and significantly reduce the impact of changes in heat between day and night.
Thanks to its high permeability to water vapor, the Hempcrete blocks act as a water buffer and offer a constant and healthy indoor climate for the occupants. The relative humidity level is thus stabilized (from 50% to 55%). They can be used for:
Whether IsoHemp Hempcrete blocks are used for interior walls or partitions, external and ambient noise will be significantly reduced. In terms of sound insulation, Hempcrete blocks acts as a real sound barrier and can lessen most acoustic waves, thus protecting you from noise pollution.
Protection and fire resistance
IsoHemp Hempcrete blocks meet all current standards and provide a simple and effective solution to your construction site, whether for industrial or community Hempcrete buildings (nurseries, schools, etc.) or residential Hempcrete homes. With an excellent reaction to fire (Class A1 for the coated block), it offers up to more than two-hours of fire resistance depending on the finish and the width of the block used.
Health and environmental qualities
The Hempcrete block meets the strictest requirements of sustainable development: it is manufactured using a very energy-efficient process, using 100% natural materials (limestone and hemp) that are sourced locally. Building or renovating your home with Hempcrete blocks can sustainably save more than 2 tons of CO2. That's one way of improving your carbon footprint inside your Hempcrete house.
With this new product Hempcrete suppliers will create a new sustainability not only for the individuals who use this product but also the struggling farmers throughout the United States and other countries. Now that it is legal to grow as an agricultural product, we should begin to see more Hempcrete technologies applied to a variety of industrial sectors and reduced costs both short term and long term for Hempcrete construction projects.
De Mahieu, Jean, Managing partner. IsoHemp Natural Building. IsoHemp, 3 April 2019, https://www.isohemp.com/en. 25 March 2019
Eric McKee of Wnder LLC in Colorado