Hemp Building in the US: Opportunities & Challenges

Hemp Building in the US: Opportunities & Challenges

May 08, 2019, 09:30 AM - 10:20 AM


Building materials made with Industrial Hemp are anything but new across the world, however in the US it’s a new and developing market. The 2018 Farm Bill opened the door to industrial hemp cultivation for the first time since the 1930’s, also opening the door to a growing hemp building industry. With industrial hemp now legal, many are eager to realize the benefits of building with environmentally friendly hemp derived products. There are however challenges that make it difficult to implement these lesser known products into projects. This panel will feature industry experts with a wide array of experience to discuss both the opportunities and challenges within this space.


  • Matthew Mead



    Hempitecture, LEED GA

    Matthew Mead is a mountain-minded ecopreneur who is passionate about transforming the built environment to build a better world. While studying both...

  • Ryan Doherty


    Category Manager - Hemp

    Sunstrand, Inc.

    Ryan Doherty is the Hemp Category Manager at the sustainable materials company, Sunstrand. He has extensively researched industrial hemp processing...

  • Chris Wilson


    VP of Business Development

    Ojai Energetics

    Chris Wilson is the Vice President of Business Development for Ojai Energetics, a California based Hemp and Cannabis technology company. The company...

  • Henry Valles



    Texas Hemp Industries Association

    Henry Valles is a real estate professional and hemp building advocate in Austin, TX. After attending a hemp building workshop in Berthoud, CO and...

Type of Event

  1. Type of Event
    Small Build & Technology Conference


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