Like any effective company, we see ourselves branching out into other product and services to drive future revenue to our bottom line and to grow value for our owners.
This section of our website addresses some of those future endeavorse that show defined interests for us that fit our core corporate technical interests.
These ideas do not indicate our present day commitment to their subjects but simply shine the light on our interest in their specific matters that agree with our corporate direction and mission.
We believe that our company can effectively move into the future hempcrete industry that we see coming to the United States. To see the future come about there needs to be year-round growing capacity to meet future construction demands.
We believe that by taking a positive approach to the future adoption of the use of hempcrete we will also place our company in a position to become more economically stable in the future.
To start out please look at the Pros and Cons of hempcrete:
Pros of Hempcrete:
1. Insulative - R 2.5 to 3.0 per inch
2. Hemp is better material than straw because of its structure
3. Better than wood chips
4. Highly renewable material
5. Compatible with more industrial materials and building techniques
6. Mold resistant
7. R-value guaranteed
8. Can be permitted in some places
Cons of Hempcrete:
1. Uses industrial processes
2. Not structural
3. Relatively expensive
4. Processing facilities not super common
5. Need to wear gloves when working
Please watch the following videos to gain an understanding why we are so positive related to hempcrete.
What building materials does your house consist of? Surely there is concrete and steel, and in more rare cases, bricks and aerated concrete. But these materials are not the most efficient - they have low noise reduction, they easily remove heat from the room, and they are subject to corrosion and putrefaction.
Therefore, new building materials are being actively developed in Europe, and one of them has already gained great popularity - it is known as hempcrete.
It is made from hemp and is eco-friendly. But can these hemp blocks replace modern building materials?
Concrete as a building material has been known since ancient Rome, as a core material for the construction of public buildings. By the way, the Roman Pantheon is the largest building in the world with a dome made of non-reinforced concrete. Over the centuries, concrete was rarely recalled - they preferred to build structures from stone. And only from the 18th century, did it return to the construction industry.
In the 20th century, a revolution took place; an original idea was proposed to improve the characteristics of concrete. It was proposed to place iron reinforcement when pouring inside the structures. So the first high-rise buildings began to appear, and then modern skyscrapers.
First Hempcrete Home
It's now possible to build structures that are carbon negative, fireproof, soundproof, toxin free, earthquake, mold and pest resistant. This video features the first home of its kind in the world. Located in East Sooke on southern Vancouver Island, near Victoria, BC, this eco home showcases what's possible using Canadian made construction technology and materials. Meet Arno Keinonen, the pioneer behind the Harmless Home, and his team of innovators who made it possible. Learn about this revolutionary product and project from the inventor, planner, builder and homeowners.
Buildings, like this, can mitigate EMF, have an extremely long lifespan and are energy efficient with insulation values well beyond current standards. Canadian innovation and technology has resulted in this revolutionary building product being one answer to climate change while providing hemp farmers with new opportunities.
The sequestration of carbon begins in the field and carries on through the entire manufacturing process and build. Less water, energy, money and resources are required to create these buildings that can last hundreds of years. Buildings constructed from Just BioFiber (JBF) can provide sustainable living within the means of our one Earth and drastically reduce construction waste.
Our hempcrete position would place us in a great position to partner with progressive home builders in the future.
A Sustainable Housing Vision
By 2100, the UN estimates that the world's population will grow to just over 11 billion people. Architect Vishaan Chakrabarti wants us to start thinking about how we'll house all these people -- and how new construction can fight climate change rather than make it worse. In this visionary talk, Chakrabarti proposes a "Goldilocks" solution to sustainable housing that exists in the sweet spot between single-family homes and towering skyscrapers.
With our use of hydrogen energy, we could conceivably move into the construction of small community microgrids.
With 60% of the population set to be living in urban areas by 2030 - and pressure on power grids continuing to grow - a number of cities are turning towards localized energy production for new developments.