Definitions

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  • n. A mixture of hemp shives and lime (possibly including sand, pozzolans, or cement) used as a material for construction and insulation.

Etymologies

Blend of hemp and concrete (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The building material, "hempcrete," is a combination of hemp, lime and water, which the home's designer, Anthony Brenner, says acts like a "built-in air filter," improving air quality and avoiding any toxic or chemical building materials.

    Hemp House Takes Green Design To A New Level (VIDEO)

  • The external walls of the houses are made out of hempcrete, a material that is not only highly insulating but, being made out of a plant - hemp - takes more carbon out of the atmosphere than it puts in.

    The Guardian World News

  • That material, combined with a little lime and water, can be used to build the walls of houses and is commonly referred to as hempcrete.

    CITIZEN-TIMES.com - News

  • If you've ever wanted to taste a hemp burger, sip a hemp-flavored beer or check out a house built with hempcrete, you'll get your chance starting today.

    CITIZEN-TIMES.com - News

  • There will be tours of the NauHaus house-building project, which used hempcrete.

    CITIZEN-TIMES.com - News

  • I don't want to be throwing a party on my hempcrete deck and have it collapse all because they wouldn't pass a law permitting and mandating that people grow their marijuana in a filtered greenhouse.

    Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com

  • I don't really want to build a hempcrete house with what I believe to be some industrial grade hempcrete, but it isn't actually as strong as the rating because someone was growing a plant outside of a filtered greenhouse and it cross pollinated with a farmer's field, somewhere and he sold the plants to another farmer and that farmer believed it to be the same industrial grade hemp that the original farmer had grown and, unwittingly, represented the seed as being.

    Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com

  • Create hempcrete and stop destroying, be constructive -- not destructive. mordore on June 13, 2009 at 05: 22 PM "

    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

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