Eco-FriendlyHousing should be defined first so we are on the same page and talking about the same thing. Let us look at this from an ideal point of view embracing multiple aspects and not just one in particular. Eco-friendly homes are made up of organic or recycled materials to lessen damage to the environment.
Kenafcrete can then be considered Eco Material http://www.d4s-sbs.org/MH.pdf as described and demonstrated here. As covered in this document, kenafcrete built homes meet most of the 10 superior properties of eco material. Now imagine a home that is framed with bamboo instead of lumber products from our sacred forests. Add to that 9 inch thick walls of kenafcrete.
Can be grown in warm and cold climates up to zone 4.
Clumping bamboo is not invasive and easy to grow.
Giant bamboo can grow up to 12 feet high and 4-5 inches in diameter in a season.
You can harvest at the end of every season and it is like grass and will grow back.
Structural strength and flexibility similar to steel.
Bamboo has many other uses.
It too can help save our forests especially old growth forests which are becoming rare.
Farmed properly with kenaf you can grow the material for one or more houses each year.
It has its' own unique beauty and character in the landscape.
Hempcrete Home Eco-FriendlyHousing
Why Kenafcrete In Eco-FriendlyHousing?
Continues to absorb carbon from the atmosphere as time goes by.
9 inch thick walls have a 18-29R insulation value. (Note:I have seen both values stated by experts one stating 2R/inch)
Waterproof and self healing.
Kenaf is not regulated and can be a more cost effective building material.
Is a superior eco material.
Easy to build with.
Other Eco-FriendlyHousing Uses For Bamboo and Kenaf
Flooring - bamboo and kenafcrete
Foundations - bamboo and kenafcrete
Insulation - kenaf
Particleboard made with kenaf provides the best quality compared to trees
Kenafcrete sprayed onto existing walls
Follow these links to eco-friendlyhousing plasters and other texture applications for inside and outside use. If you have questions or suggestions send bob an email and he will get back with you as soon as possible.
This information can be applied to kenafcrete house building as well. Hindsight lesson.
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