Hempcrete’s resistance to pests, mold and fire helped Asheville’s former Mayor and his wife save 60% on their homeowner’s insurance, as the owners of America’s first hemp house. A hemp house requires minimal heating or air-conditioning and can help cut energy bills by 30% to 50%. —- Mother Nature Network
Okay. Let’s start with that. If the preceding paragraph is true, then everyone who builds a home can take into account that all the monthly payments (that one assumes when one attempts to own a home) will be reduced by reasonably well-designed hemp-centred construction, except for, possibly, the mortgage payments.
American Limetec and other companies are supplying hemp and lime building materials and technological assistance in housing/industrial/commercial projects in the USA.
The house in Asheville NC was designed by Push Design, incorporating several smaller-footprint elements, including hempcrete.
A better house with a smaller ecological footprint for the same money (or less) as a “conventional” energy waster? The links on this page should help those of you who are interested to answer that and other questions.
Simply inquire on a search engine terms like “hemp house,” “American Limetec,” “Push Design,” etc., and you’ll see the profusion of links to informative sites.
Below are three architect’s renderings of designs for a single-family home, an apartment building and an office building. You can see these designs and more at American Limetec’s website. All incorporate hemcrete®.