Discover the groundbreaking potential of hemp building materials, as they take center stage at the annual Innovative Housing Showcase on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. From hempcrete to hemp wood flooring, these eco-friendly alternatives are set to revolutionize the construction industry.
Unleashing the Power of Hemp
The US Hemp Building Association (USHBA) will showcase an array of hemp building materials, ranging from hemp blocks to geopolymer hemp stucco. With a rich history of use in Europe for three decades, these materials offer remarkable benefits in terms of sustainability and performance.
Driving Education and Progress
Ray Kaderli, President of USHBA, emphasizes that the display on the National Mall will not only educate the public but also propel the industry forward. By answering questions and raising awareness, this showcase will foster a deeper understanding of the remarkable solutions hemp provides in the realm of construction.
Advocating for the Hemp Supply Chain
The USHBA has formed a strategic partnership with Mandi Kerr of the Global Hemp Association to establish key relationships with congressional staffers during the event. This collaboration ensures advocacy for the entire supply chain, spanning from hemp genetics and farming to the utilization of raw materials in building construction.
A Sustainable Revolution
The involvement of hemp building materials aligns with the Department of Energy’s focus on plant-based decarbonizing building materials. As the world embraces sustainable alternatives, hemp offers an exciting pathway towards greener and more energy-efficient construction practices.
The presence of hemp building materials at the Innovative Housing Showcase represents a significant milestone in the journey towards sustainable construction. Through education, advocacy, and strategic partnerships, the US Hemp Building Association is driving the industry forward, showcasing the immense potential of hemp in creating environmentally friendly and innovative building solutions.