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Essential Hempcrete Construction


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Acknowledgments Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Rationale
Chapter 3: Appropriate Use
Chapter 4: Building Science Notes
Chapter 5: Material Specifications
Chapter 6: Design Options for Hempcrete
Chapter 7: Design Notes for Hempcrete
Chapter 8: Hempcrete Mixes
Chapter 9: Construction Procedure
Chapter 10: Finishes
Chapter 11: Maintenance and Renovations
Chapter 12: Building Codes and Permits
Chapter 13: Experiments and Future Developments
Chapter 14: Tools
Chapter 15: Conclusion Resources
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The essential guide to hempcrete - a strong, versatile, environmentally friendly, energy-efficient natural insulating material

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Chris Magwood has designed and built some of the most innovative buildings in North America, including the first off-grid, straw bale home in Ontario which became a fifteen-year research project into the implementation of sustainable building materials and technologies. He is a director of the Endeavour Centre in Peterborough, Ontario where he teaches hands-on workshops and is a lead instructor for the Sustainable New Construction certificate program. Chris is co-editor of the Sustainable Building Series and author of several previous books on sustainable building, including Making Better Buildings, More Straw Bale Building and Straw Bale Details. He is a regular contributor to Mother Earth News, Home Power and The Last Straw Journal.

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