Eco Friendly Building Materials For Houses & More

Eco Friendly Building Materials For Houses & More

In the ever-evolving world of sustainable construction, innovative solutions are emerging to address environmental concerns and promote eco-friendly alternatives. One such groundbreaking concept is "Hempitecture" — a revolutionary approach to building that harnesses the power of hemp to create sustainable, energy-efficient, and eco-friendly structures.

SoundAssured has partnered with Hempitecture as an ambassador! We are here to help spread the word about their amazing new technologies! 

Check out the below picture of a field of industrial hemp being harvested. 

Industrial Hemp Harvest

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What is Hempitecture?

Hempitecture is a US manufacturer that utilizes industrial hemp as a primary building material. Hemp, a versatile and fast-growing plant, is known for its numerous environmental benefits. From its minimal environmental footprint to its ability to sequester carbon dioxide, hemp has become a key player in the movement toward sustainable building practices.

Key Advantages of Hemp

Environmental Sustainability

This innovative blend not only provides excellent insulation but also has a significantly lower environmental impact compared to traditional building materials.

Carbon Sequestration

Hemp absorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide during its growth, making it an effective tool in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. When used in construction, hemp continues to sequester carbon, contributing to a net-positive environmental impact.

Energy Efficiency

Hemp offers excellent thermal performance, providing natural insulation that regulates indoor temperatures. This, in turn, reduces the reliance on artificial heating and cooling systems, leading to energy savings and increased overall efficiency.

Durability and Versatility

Hemp-based materials exhibit high durability and versatility, allowing for a wide range of architectural applications. From residential homes to commercial buildings, hemp can be adapted to various construction needs.

Regenerative Agriculture

Hemp cultivation promotes regenerative agricultural practices. The plant requires minimal pesticides and herbicides, and its growth can improve soil health. This aligns with the principles of sustainable farming, fostering a holistic approach to environmental stewardship.

Competitive Advantages Of Hemp Over Other Bio Based Insulations

competitive advantages of hemp over other bio based insulations

What is Hempwool?

Hempwool insulation for homes and commercial buildings - eco friendly bat insulation

Hempwool is a Natural Fiber insulation used primarily for exterior walls, including floors, ceilings, and walls. This is a new technology that is an alternative to traditional bat insulation made of mineral wool and fiberglass. 

Hempwool is a pre-formed and flexible plant based insulation designed to be inserted by friction fit between wooden or steel frames. It is offered in panel thickness of: 2’’ (R-7), 3,5’’ (R-13), 5,5’’ (R-20), 7,5’’ (R-28). 

HempWool is ideal in multiple locations throughout a build. ​It is also an ideal insulation for vans, RV's, and modular homes. 

Performance Of Hempwool

  • Excellent thermal resistance value (R-value) of 3.7 per inch
  • Thermal efficiency, air quality and acoustic comfort
  • Hygrothermal behavior: a competitive advantage in bio-based materials thanks to its ability to retain and release moisture without loss of efficiency. Inorganic fibers, such as glass or mineral fibers, lose performance with moisture passing through the insulation.
  • Limits condensation. Less humidity = less daily heating
  • More efficient phase shift regulation: the greater the heat retention of the insulation is, the longer the phase shift time will be, and the longer the room will be kept cool. HempWool Phase Shift = 10 hours for 7.5” of insulation.
  • Humidity management; hemp fibers have a high resistance and a favorable interaction with humidity
  • Dimensional Stability: HempWool has a high Mechanical strength which means no saggings or settling during or after installation
  • Treated with biobased, nontoxic fire retardants and biocides that increase fire and pest resistance

Hempwool insulation for homes and commercial buildings

Environmental Benefits

  • 90% natural plant fibers, non-allergenic and containing no VOC’s
  • Low embodied energy, utilizing energy efficient manufacturing
  • Reduction of greenhouse gases (GHGs), currently being analyzed for an Environmental Product Declaration.
  • Biobased material feedstock constributes to storage of GHG
  • VOC and Red List Chemical Free
  • Complete Product life cycle analysis (LCA) available in 2023
  • Recoverable, recyclable, compostable biobased material

NO VOC's. NO TOXINS

Your healthy home starts right here with HempWool®. Insulation is one of the last things on your mind when building your home, and this leads to unhealthy, toxic materials being snuck into your walls. Be proactive and don't settle for the competitors, get the healthiest insulation money can buy.

SAFE TO TOUCH

If you wouldn't touch a product with your hands, why would you cover all of your home with it? HempWool is 90% hemp fiber and 10% binder. Due to its simple composition and non-toxic additives, it is safe to touch and handle without gloves, while giving you peace of mind.

BETTER PERFORMANCE

The pressure fit system that keeps HempWool in place with no slumping or sagging means better overall performance. HempWool will help reduce your heating and cooling costs: the high thermal inertia of HempWool makes it a phase-shift resistant material, keeping the home comfortable all year round.

What is Hempcrete?

Hempcrete, as a biobased, thermally insulating wall system.It produces and displaces multiple materials in one. The use of hempcrete eliminates the need for drywall, it serves as the thermal insulation, and eliminates all thermal bridging in the envelope. This is because cast in place hempcrete encapsulates structural members. This encapsulation also protects wood based structural framing materials.

 Hempcrete - picture of raw material and set wall

Beyond producing multiple materials in one, additional benefits include being better protected against common pests & rodents, preserving the efficiency of the thermal envelope & structural integrity. 

Hempcrete is a nuanced building material system that requires intensive preparation and planning to execute. This is best undertaken with coordination between architects, structural engineers, as well as the contractors completing the work. We recommend hempcrete projects be undertaken by professionals.

If you are interested in learning more about Hempcrete please contact us and one of our sales pros will help you out!

Future Hemp Building Products

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Hemp FiberPad

A natural fiber carpet underlayment material made at contractor grade without any added chemicals. It is VOC free and Red List Ingredient free!

PlantPanel

Rigid continuous insulation material made from hemp. There will be exterior and interior panels available. 

Acoustibatt

Specifically engineered to attenuate sound. This is perfect for eliminating sound transmission between walls, or from one floor to another floor.

Hemp soundproofing is coming soon! Make sure to subscribe to our email list for updates. Scroll to the bottom of the page to submit your email. 

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