Finally! Hemp-Lime Adopted in US Residential Building Codes

Hemp-Lime Appendix Published in 2024 US Residential Housing Codes After years of efforts from USHBA volunteers and consultants, the governing body for national building codes in the United States released a residential building code that included hemp-lime (hempcrete) for the first time. The International Code Council’s update of the International Residential Code for 2024 included Appendix […]

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Converting hemp biomass into ash for hempcrete

From our YouTube Channel, @hempandblock Exciting announcement! New product development: we are using spent hemp biomass from cbd extraction, converting to ash and working into hempcrete binder and other natural building materials! In my meeting with the CO dept of Ag and Governors team, I declared plans to develop a FULL CIRCLE solution for the

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Where do your “sustainable” hemp building materials come from?

Health risks of shipping pollution have been ‘underestimated’ This article is more than 14 years old One giant container ship can emit almost the same amount of cancer and asthma-causing chemicals as 50m cars, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2009/apr/09/shipping-pollution I read the article and was shocked! While I had the feeling it was bad, had no idea

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Hempy Mortar to Reduce Cold-Bridging of Hemp Blocks

Prototype pics for what I’m calling “Hempy Mortar!” How about using hemp and other insulating aggregate to create load bearing mortar (similar to a “Type N” mortar for above-grade masonry) with R value?? Yes I’m talking about eliminating any potential cold bridging that may happen with conventional cement:sand mortar. How to make insulating hempy mortar

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How Hempcrete can Relieve the Portland Cement Shortages

Have you heard? There’s a shortage of Portland cement that (almost) no one is talking about. It’s gotten bad enough that contractors are delaying jobs and weighing lay-offs. The good news, is that hempcrete (or hemp-lime) construction is a highly sustainable alternative that can help relieve the shortages. Portland cement: always there… until it’s not

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