Through the triple bottom line analysis of hemp, it is determined that there are many advantages of hemp; in particular, hempcrete. The advantages are numerous and outweigh the disadvantages in each assessment. The material is environmentally friendly, is high yielding, grows rapidly, fully recyclable, provides a healthy living environment, and is durable and strong. Regarding the new SUB project, walls, floors, and roofs could be constructed from hempcrete, supported by a structural framework made from concrete, steel, or timber. The material provides a comfortable living space, and the operating costs of the building would be effectively reduced through decreased heating and cooling costs.
An Investigation Into The Use Of Linoleum and Hemp In The New SUB:
A Triple Bottom Line Assessment
Submitted to: Carla Paterson
Date: March 31,2011
Completed By: Kevin Bergen, Keenan Moe, Lekuku Lets, Lucy Li
Read the entire assessment report here https://circle.ubc.ca/bitstream/handle/2429/42590/Bergen_K_et_al_SEEDS_2011.pdf