September Hempcrete News Roundup
1. As a part of Sustainable House Day, more than a quarter of South West Australian homes will open their doors including a Hempcrete home in Witchcliffe. According to Renew chief executive officer Donna Luckman, earth building construction, including hemp, rammed earth and strawbale, is featuring prominently among this year’s entries.
2. Representatives of The National Hemp Association in the recent Farm Progress Show in central Illinois demonstrated the versatility of hemp in dietary supplements, body care products, textiles, energy storage, building materials, and many other industrial uses.
3. A newly formed international panel of global hemp building experts, “U.S. Hemp Building Association (USHBA)”, will address the U.S. Hemp Building Summit for the first time on Oct. 24-25 in Ketchum, Idaho. The newly formed association will play an active role in standardizing hemp building materials and hopes to advance economic opportunities through education and advocacy of hemp in reversing climate change.
4. Chad Theis decides to build one of the first full-sized hemp houses of its kind in Colorado. He decides to build his new house in Lyons with all the local materials, that include hemp grown in less than 50 miles off-site.
5. Hempcrete construction gains popularity in U.S. Builders who use environment-friendly materials to build houses. After the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill and legalization of industrial hemp, this construction material has captured the attention of many Americal builders and homeowners.