1960s home remodeled with energy-efficient and non-toxic hempcrete

When homeowner Pam Bosch was looking for ways to remodel her 1960s home in Bellingham, Washington, she was determined to renovate the older home with energy efficient and non toxic materials. Through her research into various potential sustainable materials, she found that hempcrete, a hemp-based render made out of a mixture of hemp, lime and water, would be the best …

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Residents move into their ‘hempire’, WA’s first eco village built using hemp

The Denmark ‘Hempire’ residents are enjoying their new lifestyle and sense of community. (ABC Great Southern: Ellie Honeybone)   It all began with a concept from a group of West Australian families who wanted to live in a beautiful urban precinct designed to give rise to a community and provide a visual connection with their neighbours. The dream became reality …

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Outlook: Taking stock of hemp a decade after the financial crash

 International Hemp Building Association – The materials we obtain from the hemp plant can help us get back to basics but how about the basics of hemp? The original aspects of hemp are promoted as being able to provide great improvements to our environment, our quality of life and essentials such as food, clothing and shelter. Meet Steve Allin at the …

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5 Reasons Enterprising Builders Should Consider Hempcrete

You’re reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media. *Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own By Tarun Jami Image credit: Shutterstock.com Hempcrete as a building material can revolutionise the construction industry It is a bygone conclusion that hempcrete is amazing. In fact, when you consider it, there arguably isn’t any other building material that has enjoyed as much approval …

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The 1st hemp house in California made of US hemp and binder! 

At the “Building Resilient Communities Permaculture Convergence” (Solar Living Center in Hopland, CA, on September 20-23, 2018) Hempire presented the 1st hemp house in California made of US hemp and binder! The focus of permaculture is to design and establish societal systems that provide for humanity’s material and non-material needs including food, water, shelter, energy, and health in a way that is symbiotic …

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Hempire USA At The Building Resilient Communities Permaculture Convergence

Hempire USA is proud to announce its participation at the “Building Resilient Communities Permaculture Convergence” taking place at the Solar Living Center in Hopland, CA, on September 20-23, 2018. At this event we will present the 1st Hemp House to be made in California with US hemp and binder. Permaculture is a holistic design philosophy described as the art and …

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Hemp Yoga Studio

January 2nd, Kyiv, Ukraine. The temperature dropped to -20 C (-4 F) and it was a perfect time for Hempire to start yet another challenging project – insulation of yoga studio Makoto inside an old concrete building. We had to insulate ceiling, floors, walls… literally everything. The difficult task arose to insulate a concrete wall covered in frost during most …

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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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