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Decarbonising built environments with hempcrete and green wall technology

Project Member(s): Torpy, F., Wilkinson, S., Castel, A., Gravina da Rocha, C.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
Australian Hemp Masonry Pty Ltd
Australian Hemp Masonry Pty Ltd

Start year: 2021

Summary: This project aims to develop an integrated prefabricated building panel solution combining green wall and hempcrete technology to address environmental problems associated with the usage of cabon intensive construction materials, dense urbanisation, climate change and biodiversity. Innovation in hempcrete technology consist in using low carbon options including alkali-activated binders and biomineralization technology, glass waste replacing natural sand. Hempcrete green wall panels will be design to be carbon positive, improve the thermal performance of buildings, provide better acoustic insolation, reduce the risk of mould proliferation, control indoor humidity and air quality and improve indoor thermal confort.


Irga, P, Wilkinson, S & Georgakopoulos, FM 2023, 'EMBODIED CARBON IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS: THE POTENTIAL ROLE OF HEMPCRETE', Built Environment Economist - Australia and New Zealand, vol. June 2023.

FOR Codes: Cement and Concrete Materials, Climate Change Adaptation Measures, Urban and Industrial Air Quality, Construction Materials, Building Science and Techniques, Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation), Building information modelling and management, Environmental rehabilitation and restoration, Air quality, Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)