Company Uses Hemp To Help Build Homes, Despite Costly Regulations

Reporting Bill Hudson

 

A 3,400-square-foot hemp home was designed by green builder Anthony Brenner in Ashville, N.C. He says home is heated and cooled for about $45 a month.

“It’s easily about 75 percent less to operate that home compared to a conventional home,” he said.

 

Anderson’s company promotes industrial grade hemp as the perfect building material. It’s non-toxic, mold and mildew resistant and non-flammable. A fully encapsulated wall will not ignite even when the hot flame of a soldering torch is held to the surface for five minutes. In comparison, conventional building products can give off toxins like formaldehyde, which get trapped in today’s air tight construction.

 

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