Cape Cod Hemp House

exterior of house

Event Date: 

Friday, May 20, 2022




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.


$25 Members/$35 Non-Members

May's Pro Tour showcased a recently built hemplime-insulated home on Cape Cod. The project team was 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 learned 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 also learned 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.



Doors open, registration, networking and coffee


Welcome by NESEA and sponsors


Presentation from hosts, featuring detailed information about project


Group heads to project site


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


Attendees head back towards meeting point

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


Event concludes


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

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