Passive Vs Active House
Passive Vs Active housing is a nuanced debate examining sustainability and reliance on electricity. We look at how these approaches differ and the standards set by the government.
CIBUS21: A Partnership for the Planet and the Future!
Announcing our partnership with Cibus21. An HGV retrofitting solution that will revolutionise HGV transportation and deliver enormous cross-industry benefits.
The Professor Tom Woolley Presentation
In late September, we hosted our first CPD, with presenters including Professor Tom Woolley. Before releasing the videos we have decided to offer an overview of the presentations, beginning with Tom's
How Hemspan® prices compare with conventional insulation?
One of our most frequently asked questions is about how our prices compare to conventional insulation. The benefits of hemp insulation are multi-layered and don't stop when you leave the house.
The Hare vs the Tortoise: Agritourism
We've looked at rural-urban linkage now to shine a spotlight on agritourism. We look at how it reconnects people to the land while helping improve sustainability.
Roots Of Survival
Our increasing urbanisation has cut us off from the environment. We look at studies and see what we should do to reconnect our roots od survival.
Hemp started with promising beginnings. As a versatile crop, hemp was used widely for sails, clothing, fishing nets, and much more. We explore the next chapter for this wonder plant.
Sink or Swim? – How do we Staunch Flooding?
Flooding is an annual problem impacting everyone, from the plains of America and the farmlands of Europe to the inner cities of China. We look at the considered natural solutions.
Big Reveals from the Covid 19 Pandemic
What lessons have been learnt from the Covid 19 pandemic, and what does this mean for the environment?
HEMSPAN’S First Hemp CPD Event – Who’s Talking?
We're hosting our first hemp CPD event in collaboration with Margent Farm in the most picturesque surroundings. Read all about who will be presenting on the day.
Where Is Meat In Our Future?
Is meat in our future? We look at how farming is adapting to climate change and the challenges it poses for the future.
We look at how natural materials can benefit more than the construction industry. Natural materials can benefit farmers and communities, improving our health and, essentially the health of the planet.
Heroes, Who Needs ‘Em?
We look at the heroes of the sustainable construction world. In particular, one company that has pioneered ecological building using hemp.
Hemp is Cooler than Ever
Could hemp be the solution to cooling down our homes and saving the planet? We take a look at a project in Ein Hod, Israel.
Could we use hemp day-to-day? Can you recycle hemp? Is hemp an alternative to traditional wood-based functional products around the home? This week we find out!
Designers In The Know, Know Hemp
Looking at the trailblazers in sustainable design. There are some great projects happening around the UK and Europe, and this week we look at a few that are leading the way.
Thinking about a more breathable future
How we construct our buildings affects those who build them and the end-user. This week we look at how.
Benefits of Bast Fibres
This week we take a look at bast fibres, their benefits and properties. The modern age has been unkind to these crops, but a resurgence has begun.
The Gracious Hand of Hemp
Hemp is ingrained in our history and culture.