Hempcrete 201: Take It to the Next Level with a Natural, Carbon-Beneficial Material - Self Study

Online

Authors: Tom Rossmassler, Alex Sparrow

Subjects: Green Building: Building Science, Green Building: Sustainable Building, Green Building: LEED

Description

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.

Learning Objectives

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Flexible Online Training for Industry Professionals

This is a self-study, self-paced online course. You can begin instantly upon enrollment and complete the course materials at your own pace.

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After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Access can be extended beyond 1 year with a monthly membership. Rewatch videos and review assignments as many times as you want. View updates the instructor makes to the course as the industry advances. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world.

Not Eligible for Continuing Education Credits or Certificates

Since this is a free course, it is not eligible for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) and has not been approved by any credentialing organizations (NABCEP, AIA, USGBC etc). This course is for self education purposes only and completion does not indicate a level of professional expertise or credential. Certificates of completion and CEU Credits are only available for our premium paid courses.

Authors

Tom Rossmassler

Chief Embodied Officer, HempStone, LLC

Tom is on a quest to create radically responsible architecture. He began HempStone in 2018 after earning a Sustainable MBA. Tom’s research focused on the creation of a regional industrial hemp processing facility in New England. Tom concurrently serves as CEO of Energia, a worker-owned cooperative specializing in building performance services that he started in 2009....[more]

Alex Sparrow

Director, UK Hempcrete

Alex Sparrow is recognized globally as an expert on hempcrete construction. A director at UK Hempcrete, he co-authored The Hempcrete Book, published in 2014 and still the definitive guide to this remarkable building material. Alex speaks at events and provides training and consultancy world-wide for others wanting to use hempcrete.

Course Outline

Hempcrete 201: Take It to the Next Level with a Natural, Carbon-Beneficial Material

  • Welcome New Instructor - Watch this video first! (Video - 05:27 minutes)
  • Hempcrete 201: Take It to the Next Level with a Natural, Carbon-Beneficial Material (Video - 58:19 minutes)
  • Presentation Materials (Download)

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