Five states have legalized the use of hemp in America for recreational purposes, such as building materials based on hemp began gaining more and more popularity.
That appeared in the city of Asheville, North Carolina, the first house built from Hemcrete. It covers 3400 square meters and was baptized Push House, enjoying a variety of eco-friendly features.
The material used, Hemcrete is obtained by mixing the husks and debris hemp lime and water. This combination forms a solid and durable but environmentally friendly.
This material has a high insulation capacity and managed to keep a constant temperature inside the building and at the same time has the ability to absorb various pollutants in the air such as carbon dioxide.
Push House has also heating and cooling from a pump hot air, thus reducing maintenance costs of the house.
Although the house was done in order to be more sustainable, compromises were necessary, such as the introduction of a petroleum-based foam ceiling and foundation. For the rest of the house, but were chosen materials and techniques that not affects the environment.
The manufacturer wants to make this house and other houses of this kind, smaller, depending on customer desires.
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