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Hemplime Blocks: Innovative Solution for Green Buildings in Italy

TitoloHemplime Blocks: Innovative Solution for Green Buildings in Italy
Tipo di pubblicazioneArticolo su Rivista peer-reviewed
Anno di Pubblicazione2023
AutoriMoletti, Chiara, Aversa Patrizia, Daniotti Bruno, Dotelli Giovanni, Luprano Vincenza A. M., Marzo Anna, Sabbadini Sergio, and Tripepi Concetta
RivistaSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
Volume336 SIST
Paginazione218 – 227
Type of ArticleConference paper
Parole chiaveBio-based, Bio-based building material, Buildings materials, Buildings sector, Construction industry, Eco-friendly, Green buildings, Green materials, Hemplime, Hemplime block, Innovative solutions, Sustainable development

In the last years, the attention to an eco-friendly development of the building sector has increased the use of green materials, mainly because the construction sector is one of the most polluting. The hemplime block represents a valid option in this direction: it is a valuable product to improve the sustainability of the building. Like any new product, the main issues are given by the absence of specific rules, starting from the production phase until the installation. For this reason, the main objective of this work is to take a first step toward the long process of identifying possible guidelines for the production and the testing phase of the products to achieve a CE (European Commission) certification. Another essential aspect to clarify is the definition of indications for the laying phase of the prefabricated blocks. This study significantly contributes to reduce uncertainties and skepticism about this technology. With these objectives, some experimental tests have been carried out to verify the reliability of the data declared in the datasheets of hemplime blocks produced in Italy, justifying any incongruity. This study also investigates other aspects of hemplime block, such as the main pathologies that may affect this technology during its lifetime and the maintenance operations necessary to restore the product. Furthermore, the thermal performance of a wall was studied in a climatic chamber to study its behavior in conditions similar to service life. © 2023, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.


Cited by: 0; Conference name: 14th KES International Conference on Sustainability and Energy in Buildings, SEB 2022; Conference date: 14 September 2022 through 16 September 2022; Conference code: 289639

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