Polish green builders Budynki z Konopi (BzK) will construct the framing for hempcrete walls in HempToday’s Deep Green Building project. The project will get under way during an inaugural hemp-lime building course Feb. 24-26, 2018 at the Naklo Foundation in Poland.
BzK founder Przemysław Brzyski, whose firm used hempcrete to build three houses in Poland this year, also will join Deep Green Building as an instructor.
Iceland to South Africa
Representatives from the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Turkey, South Africa and the USA already have registered for Deep Green Building. The three-day course of lectures and hands-on building is limited to a total of 25 participants. [To apply]
The course is the first in a series during which participants will learn about hemp building and construct walls to create hospitality, office and seminar space in the attic of an 18th century palace that serves as headquarters for HempToday.
Scientist & builder
Brzyski also is a scientist who teaches natural building at Lublin University in east central Poland. He continues to document hempcrete’s performance in his firm’s construction projects, with an eye toward getting the material certified for Poland’s broader building industry.
Hemp hurd for the Deep Green Building project will be supplied by Podlaskie Konopie a hemp farmer and processor in northeastern Poland. Piotr Jastzrębski of Podlaskie Konopie is also an instructor in the course, to be led by Wolf Jordan, Jordan & Co., Belgium, which will supply the binder.