The International Hemp Building Association (IHBA) is a non-profit company Limited by Guarantee and not having a Share Capital, formed on the 20th November 2009 in Ireland. Company number 477769. The IHBA currently has over 200 members from 25 different countries from all over the globe.
Welcome. Click on the button or image to read and download the IHBA Position Paper from February 2022 on The Appropriate Measurement of Hemp and Other Natural Building Material Performance.
IHBA director Steve Allin has enthusiastically pioneered the use of hemp internationally since 1997 and is the author of Building with Hemp (2006) and Hemp Buildings: 50 International Case Studies (2021).
As a hemp building consultant he has advised on projects in Belgium, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Switzerland, UK and the United States and introduced hemp building for the first time in Haiti, Nepal and Latvia. Since 2001 he has run many successful Hemp building courses in Australia, Canada, Finland, Ireland, Sweden and the United States.
In his role as director of the IHBA, Steve has given presentations in the Czech Republic, Ireland, Germany, Lithuania, Spain, Sweden and the United States.
List of activities and Symposiums organised by the International Hemp Building Association since its forming in 2009.
|Year||Location||Event||Capacity||Title of Presentation given|
|Jun 2022||Brussels, Belgium||European Industrial Hemp Association 17th Conference||Speaker||Hemp Building Session|
|Sep 2020||Online||9th International Hemp Building Symposium||Organiser||Symposium|
|October 2019||Ketchum, Idaho, USA||1st US Hemp Building Summit||Keynote Speaker||Time to Get Serious, What Has CBD Got To Do With Hemp Building|
|June 2019||Cologne, Germany||European Industrial Hemp Association 16th Conference||Speaker||The Broad Range of Hempcrete Applications Worldwide|
|February 2019||Kathmandu, Nepal||1st Asian Hemp Summit||Speaker||A More Human Approach: Local hemp value chain organization & culture|
|December 2018||Vienna, Austria||International Cannabis Policy Conference||Speaker||Hemp and the Environment|
|October 2018||Brussels, Belgium||8th International Hemp Building Symposium||Organiser||Symposium|
|October 2017||Montreal, Canada||7th International Hemp Building Symposium||Organiser||Symposium|
|June 2017||Cologne, Germany||European Industrial Hemp Association 14th Conference||Session chairman||Hemp Building|
|May 2017||Tillburg, Netherlands||EcoWeek||Speaker||Bio Based (R)evolution|
|October 2016||Verona, Italy||6th International Hemp Building Symposium||Organiser||Symposium|
|June 2016||Wesserling,Germany||European Industrial Hemp Association 13th Conference||Delegate||Steve Allin|
|March 2016||Tangier, Morocco||INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM on CANNABIS and Drugs||Speaker||Use of Hempcrete Internationally|
|March 2016||Kathmandu, Nepal||Dr Baburam Bhattarai ex Prime Minister of Nepal||Meeting||Hemp Building|
|December 2015||Paris, France||COP 21, World Hemp Quarter||Info Stand/Speaker||Hemp Building|
|October 2015||Uckermark, Germany||5th International Hemp Building Symposium||Organiser||Symposium|
|May 2015||Wesserling,Germany||European Industrial Hemp Association 12th Conference||Delegate||Terry Barman|
|September 2014||Washington DC, USA||Hemp Industries Association Conference||Speaker||Building a Hemp Building Industry|
|April 2014||CatWise Centre, Wales||4th International Hemp Building Symposium||Organiser||Symposium|
|October 2012||Yverdon-Les-Bains, Switzerland||3rd International Hemp Building Symposium||Organiser||Symposium|
|March 2012||Malmo, Sweden||Hemp ConferenceUniversity of Agricultural Science in Alnarp||Speaker||Hemp Building|
|November 2011||San Francisco, USA||Hemp ConferenceUniversity of Agricultural Science in Alnarp||Speaker||Past, Present and Future of Hemp in Building|
|June 2011||Cork, Ireland||NEES Kick-off meeting||Speaker||Hemp Building|
|May 2011||Wesserling,Germany||European Industrial Hemp Association 8th Conference||Speaker||Hemp Composite Production in Ireland|
|May 2011||Kaunus,Lithuania||Baltic Bast Fibres Growers and Processors Association Conference||Speaker||Hemp Building|
|April 2011||Malaga, Spain||ExpoCannabis||Info Stand/Speaker||Hemp Building|
|April 2011||Granada, Spain||2nd International Hemp Building Symposium||Organiser||Symposium|
|November 2010||Prague,Czech Republic||Cannafest||Info Stand/Speaker||Hemp Building|