NESEA Green Building Pro Tour: Cape Cod Hemp House, May 20, Harwich Port, MA

  • 20 May 2022
  • Start time : 01:00 PM
  • End time : 05:00 PM
  • Event Host : Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)
  • Event Location : Location provided upon registration, Harwich Port, MA, United States
NESEA Green Building Pro Tour, Cape Cod Massachusetts Hemp House
Event Description

This May Pro Tour will showcase a recently built hemplime-insulated home on Cape Cod. The project team is eager to share their collaborative approach for creating a home that met their client’s vision for a net-zero, storm-resistant, healthy materials home.

Attendees of this tour will learn how non-standard materials and decisions around mechanical systems were used to dramatically reduce the carbon footprint and to improve the health and performance of the house. As part of a larger goal to use all foam-free insulation materials and to avoid materials in the Living Building Challenge Red List, hemplime insulation was used at the roofs and walls and installed with a high-yield spray system used for the first time here in North America. 

Attendees will also learn about:

  • the energy analysis and mechanical systems, designed to make this a net zero home

  • Strategies to maximize daylighting/passive gain and natural ventilation

  • Pier foundation system to aid in raising house for future flood resistance

  • Wood braces for lateral support, in place of sheathing


  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Note: Attendees of this Pro Tour are required to wear masks except when eating or drinking. Vaccination or a negative PCR test is also required. Rapid testing is recommended.
  • Event type
    • Green Building Tour

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