Hemp Lime Bio-composite as a Construction Material

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This desk based study collated a growing body of international research on hemp lime and its increasing application in construction including a review of demonstration projects in the France, UK and Ireland. The collated data was summarised in terms of it key material properties, testing methods, environmental properties and its performance in construction was compared to relevant standards and reguirements, in terms of structure, fire, acoustic, moisture, materials and thermal performance.

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Mr. Patrick Daly
BESRaC (Built Environmental Sustainable Research & Consultancy)
Director/Senior Researcher
Ileeid House, Clonkill, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland
Telephone: 00353(0)449372008
e-mail: info@besrac.net

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Author(s)Daly, P.
Title Of WebsiteSecure Archive For Environmental Research Data
Publication InformationHemp Lime Bio-composite as a Construction Material
Name of OrganisationEnvironmental Protection Agency Ireland
Electronic Address or URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/resource?id=608582c3-80f5-102e-a0a4-f81fb11d7d1c
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Date of AccessLast Updated on SAFER: 2017-09-26

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SAFER-Data Display URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/iso19115/display?isoID=202
Resource KeywordsHemp,Lime, Biocomposite, Construction, Ecological Material, Carbon Sequestration, Thermal Properties, Performance Analysis, Standards,
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project Code2009-ET-DS-2-S2
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeEnvironmental Technologies
Resource Availability: Any User Can Download Files From This Resource
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Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 1
Project Start Date Monday 11th January 2010 (11-01-2010)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Monday 11th January 2010 (11-01-2010)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Tuesday 28th December 2010 (28-12-2010)
Published on SAFERThursday 3rd February 2011 (03-02-2011)
Date of Last EditThursday 27th September 2012 at 10:18:56 (27-09-2012)
Datasets or Files Updated On Thursday 27th September 2012 at 10:18:56 (27-09-2012)

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This project was a desk study. The main geographical area under consideration was Ireland.

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The project was proposed by Patrick Daly BESRaC, (who has a background in building technology), in 2009 following some self directed study he had done at masters level into hemp lime and general interest in the area. An application for STRIVE funding was made in 2009 and following shortlisting was eventually approved to commence in 2010.
Supplementary Information
Key outputs from the project include the main EPA report, a 6 page information brochure on hemp lime, and a range of technical data sheets compiled during the collation and comparison of data. In addition there has been a conference poster, a conference paper is in draft, a magazine article is due to be published and a seminar presentation has been made with more to follow.

The project initiator is considering follow up projects including developing a potential LIFE + application for a demonstration project.
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