Americhanvre LLC was engaged by Build Green Now LLC of Kingston, NY to help supply and consult for their first reftrofit project. Owners Henry Gage Jr. and Dr. Sally Warren of Build Green Now invited Americhanvre to share in their vision of the creation of a program for sustainable retrofitting of existing structures with the goal of moving towards applying the lessons learned to low-income housing in at risk urban communities.
This will be the first home in Kingston, NY to be retrofitted with hempcrete and approved by the local building council. Our involvement with the project began with consulting via phone and quickly moved into sourcing supplies for the build. We then arrived for a one day, on-site consultation and project kickoff meeting where Cameron trained the Build Green Now team on the basics of installing cast in-situ hempcrete for a retrofit application. From there, the Build Green Now team completed the install and is very close to completing the rehabilitation of this awesome space!
This project is representative of the potential for utilizing hempcrete to improve the energy efficiency of an existing building while storing carbon in the process. In the northeast, we have many older homes that are horribly energy inefficient and could benefit from the application of a sustainable, healthy, carbon sequestering material like this!
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