Tag: Hempcrete

  • Is Hemp Concrete the Future of Construction?

    Is Hemp Concrete the Future of Construction?

    April 1st, 2015 – With the advent of the hemp airplane and hemp plastics, the amount of diverse applications for hemp whether industrial or medicinal, is constantly expanding. One of the next up-and-coming hemp revolutions has been spotted out of Florida.   Retired engineer, Bob Clayton has made the first house in Florida to be built…

  • Hemp Insulation and Building Materials

    Hemp Insulation and Building Materials

    January 25, 2010 – Hemp was among the first crops to be cultivated, and historically it ranks among the most widely cultivated annual crops. Today industrial hemp is enjoying a renaissance in many countries. It is increasingly recognized as a valuable, environment-friendly, bio-resource. Selectively bred to minimize the THC (narcotic) content, industrial hemp is licensed…

  • America’s First House Made of Hemp

    America’s First House Made of  Hemp

    America’s first house made primarily of hemp has been built. Using a product known as Hemcrete – a mix of industrial hemp, lime and water – a team of 40 volunteers, sub-contractors and designers have recently completed construction of a hemp house located in Ashville, North Carolina (NC). Eco-friendly design and construction company Push Design…

  • Hemp: The Construction Plant

    Hemp: The Construction Plant

    January 23, 2010 – Bath,U.K. – The director of the UK’S Building Research Establishment Centre for Innovative Construction Materials at the University of Bath recently started a £740,000 project, funded by the UK government and the construction industry, to study and develop the material’s use in building. The research builds on foundations laid more than…

  • Building with Hemp in America: The Forefront of a New Green Construction Technique

    Building with Hemp in America: The Forefront of a New Green Construction Technique

    November 22, 2009 – Leave it to Asheville N.C. to be the first place in the country to build not just one, but two houses largely out of hemp. Well-established as a green building center, Asheville has two homes under construction – one in West Asheville, another off Town Mountain Road – that use hemp…

  • Restrictive Laws Wall Off Hemp Bricks

    November 7, 2009 – Assess for us, if you would, the qualities of this sustainable construction material: * Bio-negative manufacturing (more carbon dioxide is locked up in the process of growing and harvesting the component materials than is released during the production of the binding ingredient) * 100% recyclable (can be used as fertilizer after…

  • The House that Hemp Built

    July 16th, 2009 – Archial Architects recently unveiled a house made from a combination of hemp and a lime-based binding agent. The innovative design combines the industrial strength fibers of the hemp plant with a binding agent to create what has been dubbed “hempcrete.” Among the benefits of using hempcrete in housing construction is the…