James Savage, a Wall Street analyst, was disturbed when he saw the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. The feeling continued when after the water subsided, the homes that survived were uninhabitable because they had been overtaken with mold. “There has to be something better we can do than this,” he recalls thinking. The solution he discovered was hempcrete, a mold-resistant cement-like building material made from cannabis.Read More›
REAL ESTATE HOME CONSTRUCTION
The New Green Building Trend is Bricks of Cannabis. Really.
Brad Tuttle @bradrtuttle July 8, 2015
Hemp, which can be mixed with lime and water to make “hempcrete” blocks, has been used for decades as a building material in Europe.
Builders are using cannabis “not in joints but between joists.”
Hemp fiber can be made into a number of products. The seeds have many uses as well.
Editorial: Let’s legalize industrial hemp across the country
Federal authorities are way behind the bush on dealing with hemp, but an increasing number of states, now including Connecticut, have it right.Read More›
JULY 6, 2015 The Appraisal By MATT A.V. CHABAN
STUYVESANT, N.Y. — It started with Hurricane Katrina: the flooded houses in New Orleans festering with mold, many uninhabitable to this day. Then came the earthquake in Haiti: thousands dead, crushed by homes that should have been their sanctuaries.Read More›
Here’s Tim Callahan of Alembic Studio, the most experienced hempcrete designer in the U.S., along with Brad Madera, who’s similarly experienced in the hands-on use of the material, discussing and demonstrating hemp-lime building.