Hemp Concrete: A Sustainable Green Material for Conventional Concrete


  • Sudarshan D. Kore School of Construction Management, National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR) Pune, India
  • J. S. Sudarsan School of Construction Management, National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR) Pune, India




Concrete is one of the most important building material and day by day theutilization of concrete is increasing to meet the infrastructure developmentrequirement. On one hand it is unavoidable but some alternative to beexplored to reduce the global environmental impact caused by the concrete.To overcome this from the last decade the world is looking towards thefact of sustainability due to rapid industrialization. The growth in theconstruction industry increased the demand of concrete as constructionmaterial. This concrete produces significant amount of greenhouse emissionin the environment. There is a need to find an alternative solution tominimize the greenhouse emission emitted from the concrete manufacturingplant.Hempcrete is a building material prepared from hemp yarns, lime andwater. This composite material has several beneficial properties like lowin cost, easily available, thermal and acoustic insulation, low density andsustainable cause of no adverse impact of carbon footprint on production.In this study the properties and several benefits of the hempcrete werediscussed in detail.


Hemp, Hempshiv, Concrete, Sustainability


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How to Cite

Kore, S. D., & Sudarsan, J. S. (2021). Hemp Concrete: A Sustainable Green Material for Conventional Concrete. Journal of Building Material Science, 3(2), 1–7. https://doi.org/10.30564/jbms.v3i2.3189


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