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Hemp houses could be greener, fire-resistant and built like Lego

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/biofiber-hemp-lime-lego-bricks-co2-negative-calgary-sustainability-1.5169542?fbclid=IwAR2gbKDglHVUgjZICZkbdgod7iWqYi3EnuBTK9tuie5z3kT0CO9zts3WYiE

All in all, Terry Radford's new product — with apologies to Pink Floyd — looks to be anything but another brick in a wall.

That's because the president of Just BioFiber, based in Airdrie, Alta., believes it has come up with a hempcrete-based brick that is more than the equal of the usual homebuilding materials.

Radford, president and CEO of Just BioFiber, says his company has found a way to combine hempcrete — the wooden core of the hemp plant — with lime and water to create a building block that he believes has the potential to change the way we build homes. Radford says the product is as environmentally-friendly as it is user-friendly.

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