8/26/2010 - First ever Hemp House in the U.S. built in N.C.
by Portfolio Weekly
Push Designs has completed constructing the first Hemp House in the U.S. Built in Asheville, NC, the sustainable house, which has been created from a renewable hemp-based material, called Hemcrete, features several green and energy-saving materials on the inside as well. Hemcrete is a sustainable material that has been made from hemp, water and lime. The breathable material purifies air and helps insulate the house.
On the inside, the 3400sqf house features walls and doors made from recycled paper, which like the Hemcrete, has good insulating properties and adds to the eco-credentials of the house. The home owners, Russ Martin and his wife Karen Korp have installed energy saving lighting fixtures to further reduce the use of grid electricity.