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

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.

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Event Time: 

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 8:00am to 9:00am

Experience Level: 

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)

CEU Information: 

AIA 1.0 LU/HSW
BPI 1.0 hour
GBCI BD+C, ID+C, WELL 1.0 hour
MA CSL 1.0 hour, Energy

Learning Objectives:

  • 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

Session ID: 

BOS20-217b