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14 December 2017
The ecological properties of hemp makes it one of the types of insulation used in construction with the lowest carbon emissions footprint A relatively recent interest in hemp as a building material responds to a global trend that encourages the development of bio-based products and the ... Read more
  • 14 December 2017
    Hemp, a multi-purpose crop that delivers fibres, shivs, seeds, and pharmaceuticals is currently used in insulation materials and bio-composites for a more sustainable construction industry. Russ ... Read more
  • 4 October 2017
    Adopting biobased materials in home building can slash construction costs, but is Europe ready to put aside its fears about GM products? One of the main contributors of CO2 emissions are the ... Read more
  • 10 April 2017
    Genetic investigations are the latest tool for busting unsafe microorganisms and improving air quality in buildings Usually associated with humid and sordid slums, mould is a frequent finding ... Read more
  • 23 January 2017
    “Besides the contaminants we find outside, we also have indoor contaminants. There are pollutants typical of homes such as dust, spores, moulds, and those produced by human activities like ... Read more
  • 21 December 2016
    From the use of Gore-Tex-like waterproof fabrics to the development of “breathable” bio-based materials, the construction industry is chasing breakthrough solutions to insulate buildings and ... Read more

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