Build with Hemp

The US Hemp Building Association is working hard to take part in regional and national conversations about the developing hemp construction industry. IRC Appendix AY Hemp-Lime (Hempcrete) Construction Proposal RB316-22 proposes to add Appendix AY to the 2024 IRC. It was submitted to the International Code Council (ICC) in January 2022, and will be heard …

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Building with Hemp for a regenerative future

“Out of the ashes of the Christchurch earthquake rebuild rose a desire in me to change the inefficiencies in the building industry,” says Antoine Tane from Kohu Hemp, a builder with 10 years experience, whose father is an architect. “We have a program called Educate to Regenerate (www.kohuhemp.nz).  Where we plan to teach people everything …

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Try before you “buy” (build) – Air BnB Hemp Studio in Wanaka

“People really appreciate being inside our Hemp Studio, because it’s like being in a cocoon really.  Due to the dense walls, there is no echo and an absence of outside noise” explains Barbara, the proud owner of the first NZ hempcrete house built by a building firm. “It was a big leap for me being …

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6 Reasons to build with Hemp

Find out more about this incredible commodity and how it can help the New Zealand construction industry in the latest iHemp Magazine – Fibre Construction. # 1 Impact of the global climate crisis on NZ The construction industry globally is responsible for 25% of all carbon emissions. To address this statistic and the impact it …

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