California Carbon Emissions Reduction Program
The Construction Industry in California is responsible for nearly 62% of all California's carbon emissions. New and retrofitted construction in the use of homes and building are responsible for at least half of the CO2 emissions from human activity. C-CERP is a Pass It Forward - Hempcrete Retrofitting Program designed to address California communities on a local level with challenges in climate change and wildfires. The C-CERP Retrofit Program gives Residential & Commercial property owners an opportunity to protect their property with a carbon free, fire resistant building material.
Created from hemp hurd, water, and lime - Hemp/Lime also know as (Hempcrete) is one of the most simple and affordable solutions to provide a sustainable alternative for insulation in California homes & buildings. Hempcrete is as an all natural fiber insulation material and can be used in Zero-Net Energy Construction projects. Hempcrete is easier to work with than concrete, fiber glass, or sheetrock and acts as a carbon sequestering insulator, and moisture regulator. On average this will help California home and business owners save up to 30% in energy cost within the first 3 months of insulation.
WHY DO WE OFFER hempcrete retrofit courses?
- Families need to live in healthy and carbon-free homes.
- Neighborhoods become revitalized.
- Community connections are made.
- Net Zero building materials are utilized.
The Ugly Truth
Hazardous construction materials, commonly known as toxic building materials, are natural or synthetic chemical substances that are harmful to humans and the environment.
Though highly toxic, the chemicals can hardly be detected by taste or smell, but they are present in California Homes and Businesses and get into our bodies through ingestion, inhalation or contact with the skin.
The nature and extent of health risks posed by toxic building materials grow over time as the person or animal is exposed to the toxins and the level of exposure.
Based on the ever advancing scientific knowledge, the list of dangerous construction materials changes periodically, but a list of the the most toxic building materials can be found here.
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