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Hemp house a ‘no-brainer’ because of reduced environmental impact and lower energy costs

By Ben Convery | Sun 27th Aug 2017 12:52pm

A house fit for Grand Designs is under construction in Canberra’s inner north.

Once completed, the O’Connor knockdown rebuild will be carbon neutral, termite proof and fire resistant.

And it’s made of hemp.

When home owner Rowan Woodburn approached designer Angela Knock to draw up plans for a new home, his priority was to slash his energy bills.

“We’re not greenies per se,” he said.

“But we are conscious of the environmental impact a new build has on the environment and the hip pocket.

“Once we went through the specifications it was a no-brainer.”

See link to ABC story here.