Liv Andersson, Sustainability engineer at Buro Happold
Hemp makes an excellent insulator that is both durable and low carbon. This is due to its low conductivity levels and its high thermal mass. Hemp insulation does not only provide thermal insulation, but will also shelter your home from the obtrusive sounds of the world outside.
Hemp insulation’s eco credentials stem from the plant’s high rate of growth, versatility, biodegradability, and non-toxicity. Able to grow in diverse conditions, hemp needs minimal amounts of water and does not rely on artificial irrigation. Adding to its appeal, the plant is a natural weed deterrent due to its rate of growth and can be grown without the use of any chemical pesticides or herbicides.