This course was originally presented at BuildingEnergy Boston 2020, a conference presented by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)
Join the growing community of radically responsible industry stewards using Hempcrete, a bio-composite material created from the woody core of the hemp plant combined with a lime-based binder. Trusted around the world as a robust, high-performance sustainable building system, HempLime entered the US market a decade ago and is poised to take the industry by storm. Delve into design and construction details and review the specifics of costs, source material supply, and obtaining building approval from officials. Hempcrete 101 was presented as a pre-conference webinar, and you may want to view that as a primer to this intermediate session.
Professional credits (or CEUs, "continuing education units") are not available at this time; check back later for options to earn credits.
- Explore the construction detailing for hempcrete and complementary materials, including the floor, walls, roof, and key junctions.
- Analyze costs as compared to conventional buildings
- Identify material resources for use in hempcrete
- Review the information necessary for professionals and owners to obtain building permits
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