Hemp, hemp masonry and hempcrete: inside the budding regenerative materials industry

Hemp masonry is gaining recognition as a high-performance, low-impact and contemporary building product. Building designer and hemp proponent Dick Clarke explains how it’s best used in housing and its role in regenerating local agriculture. The advantages of building with hemp are so many and varied it’s hard not to get excited about it. It does great things to the performance …

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Hempire is a proud winner of the European clean tech innovation contest Power UP! by EIT InnoEnergy.

Hempire won the European clean tech innovation contest Power UP! by EIT InnoEnergy. PowerUp! is a competition for energy, cleantech, mobility, cybersecurity and smart city start-ups with financial awards up to €30,000 and an opportunity of €150,000 investment!   It is organised for start-ups in 24 Central & Eastern European countries: Bulgaria, Albania, Croatia, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, The Czech Republic, …

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First ever hemp tiny house trailer was showcased at the Canna Village at Earth Day!

Another fabulous news coming from California: First ever hemp tiny house trailer was showcased at the Canna Village at Earth Day on April 23rd, 2017 in San Diego, California.  Hempire was one of the companies including HeavenGrown and Hemp Technologies participating in construction of hemp house on wheels. Three days prior to the eventParticipants had only a pile of timber, …

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5 Reasons Why Hemp Homes Are More Amazing Than You Think

Imagine if there was a material that was not only energy efficient but could also make buildings healthier and function better. A nontoxic substance so durable, it actually got stronger over time in addition to being mold, pest, and fire resistant. Sound too good to be true? Say hello to hemp homes. A mixture of industrial hemp, lime, sand, and …

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HEMP WILL SAVE US FROM FIRE, COCKROACHES, HEAT, AND MICROPLASTICS

Hemp has been illegal for decades, but it’s a huge improvement over many common materials. I got my first introduction to hemp a few years ago when I went to a High NY Meetup. “Hemp: The Technology that will Save our Planet,” the event was billed. Jim Savage, who was in the midst of crowdfunding a tiny hemp home, was …

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Hemp never belonged on the controlled-substances list

Attorney General Jeff Sessions does not like marijuana, and the feds could crack down on Colorado’s booming industry at any time. But hemp — marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin — has a powerful ally in Washington. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing to legitimize industrial hemp. It is past time for Washington to let farmers grow hemp without fear. Hemp is a serious cash …

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Here’s Why Hempcrete Is The Greatest Innovation in Healthy Homes

Growing interest in a lesser known building material could create healthy homes all over America. It’s called hempcrete. This combination of chopped hemp shiv and lime binder is durable, sustainable and carbon negative. Lime is an abundant quarried material and hemp is a renewable biomaterial — both safeguarding the sustainable future of hempcrete and our planet. HOW DOES HEMPCRETE PROMOTE HEALTHY …

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First Hempcrete home in Virginia Beach

A Hampton Roads homeowner says Hempcrete could save you money on your energy bill. VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) — Many know hemp is the plant to make marijuana, but one man is using it as material to build his house in the form of “Hempcrete.” The homeowner said it’s a clean, green, energy-saving machine. Hempcrete is a material similar to …

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Did you know there’s a building material that’s durable, sustainable, healthier for the occupants and even carbon negative?

It’s called hempcrete, a composite made from fibers of the industrial hemp plant mixed with lime. The United States is perfectly positioned for a hempcrete building boom. Interest in green building is growing as people seek out sustainable, low-cost alternatives to traditional buildings made from petrochemicals or dwindling natural resources like wood. At the same time, the stigma around hemp …

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A Sustainable material to build houses? It`s hemp.

There’s No Place Like Home, Especially if It’s Made of Hemp The Romans have been using it since the days of Julius Caesar, but not to get high. Both Washington and Jefferson grew it. Now that several states have legalized the use of marijuana for some recreational and medical purposes, one of the biggest untapped markets for the cannabis plant …

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