Cape Cod Hemp House

exterior of house

Event Date: 

Friday, May 20, 2022

Time: 

1-5:00pm

Location: 

Harwich Port, MA

CEU Information: 

AIA (4 LU), PHIUS (4 credits). All attendees will also receive a certificate of attendance to use in self-reporting other credits.

Cost: 

$25 Members/$35 Non-Members

This May Pro Tour will showcase a recently built hemplime-insulated home on Cape Cod. The project team is eager to share their collaborative approach for creating a home that met their client’s vision for a net-zero, storm-resistant, healthy materials home.

Attendees of this tour will learn how non-standard materials and decisions around mechanical systems were used to dramatically reduce the carbon footprint and to improve the health and performance of the house. As part of a larger goal to use all foam-free insulation materials and to avoid materials in the Living Building Challenge Red List, hemplime insulation was used at the roofs and walls and installed with a high-yield spray system used for the first time here in North America. 

Attendees will also learn about:

  • the energy analysis and mechanical systems, designed to make this a net zero home

  • Strategies to maximize daylighting/passive gain and natural ventilation

  • Pier foundation system to aid in raising house for future flood resistance

  • Wood braces for lateral support, in place of sheathing

 
Note: Attendees of this Pro Tour are required to wear masks except when eating or drinking. Vaccination or a negative PCR test is also required. Rapid testing is recommended.

Tentative Schedule

12:30

Doors open, registration, networking and coffee

1:00

Welcome by NESEA and sponsors

1:20

Presentation from hosts, featuring detailed information about project

2:00

Group heads to project site

2:20

Tour of project begins; attendees rotate through content-specific stations to hear from project experts

3:45

Attendees head back towards meeting point

4:00 Reception and Q&A Panel with members of project team

5:00

Event concludes

 

If you have questions about this event, you can contact Florence at fmacgregor@nesea.org or 413-774-6051 x10.

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