Title: Review of thermal performance, hygrothermal behaviour, and carbon sequestration in hemp concrete in order to make it an energy-efficient and eco-friendly material
Authors: Neha Chandrakar
Addresses: Government Polytechnic Bilaspur, Koni Ratanpur Road, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
Abstract: Since a few decades ago, the construction industry has had pressure to find new building techniques and materials to meet energy-efficiency targets. It might be time to be aware of energy-efficient materials and methods to reduce pollution due to construction. Many new and advanced building techniques and materials are available in the market. Most of these techniques and materials involve plastic, petro-chemical-based substances, and other toxic substances that pollute the environment and planet when disposed of. There are so many low-energy buildings constructed, but they have been used more in their material. This study concerns the life cycle assessment of an environmentally friendly material for building hemp concrete. This paper analyses the thermal performance, relation with CO2 emission of hemp concrete and understand variation in thermal performance with water content, temperature and composition ratio, which set it apart from other traditional building material. Hemp concrete is an eco-friendly and energy-efficient building material due to its various natural and unique properties.
Keywords: thermal performance; breathability; hygroscopicity; low carbon emission; energy-efficient.
International Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation, 2023 Vol.8 No.2/3, pp.275 - 292
Received: 12 Aug 2021
Accepted: 09 Feb 2022
Published online: 14 Mar 2023 *