Potential for research on hemp insulation in the UK construction sector

Eshrar Latif, Simon Tucker, Darryl Newport, Devapriya Chitral Wijeyesekera

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Abstract

Hemp based thermal insulation has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions from buildings and to be 'carbon-negative' in its production and manufacture. Hemp has been in use to produce biobased natural fibre insulation in the UK in recent years. With further development in hemp agronomy, production process and selection of raw materials in the production, hemp-based insulation materials are likely to become environmentally and functionally superior products to other insulation materials developed from petrochemical and mineral based sources. This paper looks at the research works on the present and future housing scenario in the UK, reductions in embodied energy of insulation materials, techniques for increasing thermal performance and ways in which the environmental impact can be lessened.
Original languageEnglish
Pages143-150
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2010
EventAdvances in Computing and Technology, (AC&T) The School of Computing and Technology 5th Annual Conference - London, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Jan 201026 Jan 2010

Conference

ConferenceAdvances in Computing and Technology, (AC&T) The School of Computing and Technology 5th Annual Conference
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityLondon
Period26/01/1026/01/10

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