My friend Jim Savage from Build Green just sent me his latest presentation on Hemp-Lime, also called Hempcrete. His company is gearing up to provide the New York area with hemp that is sourced on this continent. Us green contractors are very excited by this prospect.
Hemp is still imported from Europe where it is widely used in France as a building material with great success. But to import it to the US is not the most carbon friendly process. As a New York green builder the lack of hemp-lime installation in our services offered is a real pain. With Build Green’s efforts we are hopeful that hemp will soon become available more locally and more affordably.
When you mix hemp with lime it creates a wonderful substance that outperforms many of the current semi-structural insulation products available on the market, at an exponentially more ecological impact.
Please check out the brochure below. It outlines hemp-lime’s historical use and its many key benefits.