The presentation will address the environmental benefits of growing hemp as a agricultural activity, pollution and waste concerns resulting from current construction practices, and the ability of hempcrete to act as a carbon sink.
In 2005, Joe left a policing career to pursue his passion in environmentally friendly building techniques and design. In 2006 he qualified as a licensed builder. After overcoming the challenges faced by those moving from one industry to another, and learning how to run a business, his work has featured in Home Beautiful, Green magazine, Habitus, Earth Garden and Pip magazines.
Joe believes that truly ‘conscious’ building should combine the beauty of a carefully considered design with the use of smart natural materials and a consideration for occupant health. Building with hemp and lime ticks all the boxes in terms of sustainability and it does so in the most natural way.