New Frameworks YouTube Channel Now Online!

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New Frameworks YouTube Channel Now Online!
April 21, 2013

Check out our new YouTube Channel!  We’ve uploaded a couple of videos: a trailer of the Natural Building Companion DVD, and a documentary of sorts on contemporary natural building.  Share and Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSp5uBPgbgmFrh8oFncdMww
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New Frameworks Winter Tour Continues in Manchester, VT
January 30, 2013

NFNB’s Winter Tour continues on February 21st, 2013, at 7PM at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, VT.  As part of the Alan Benoit Sustainability Series, Ace McArleton will present a free lecture titled “Natural Building for a Changing World.”  For more information, check out the websites listing these events: http://sustainabledesignofvt.com/presentations.html http://www.northshire.com/event/alan-benoit-sustainabiliity-series-presents-building-natural-materials See you there!  
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New Frameworks Brings Big Presence to NESEA’s BE13 Conference
January 25, 2013

New Frameworks Winter Tour takes NESEA’s BuildingEnergy13 Conference by storm!  Join us in Boston March 6-7th:
– Ace, Jacob, and Ben unveil a demonstration of our innovative new hybrid wall system on the trade show floor Wed AM and Thu PM
– Jacob joins a panel discussing Resilient Capacity Wed PM
– Ben reprises his presentation with Marc Rosenbaum on The Resilient Home Wed PM See you there!
http://www.nesea.org/buildingenergy/
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New Frameworks Winter Tour Kicks Off at BBD in BTV!
January 25, 2013

New Framework’s Winter Tour 2013 kicks of in two short weeks at Efficiency Vermont’s Better Buildings By Design Conference in Burlington, VT, February 6-7! Ace and Jacob will be presenting Wednesday morning on “Natural Buildings for Cold Climates: The Facts”. Ben Graham will be presenting with Marc Rosenbaum of South Mountain Company Wednesday afternoon on “The Resilient Home: Taking Sustainability to Another Level.”  Join us for an engaging and inspiring event! http://www.efficiencyvermont.com/for_our_partners/bbd/general/overview.aspx  
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A Big Week
November 9, 2012

Big week for New Frameworks! Ben is hard at work cranking out designs for a series of upcoming projects, Ace is in California attending a two-day training on an earthen floor product application, and Jacob just wrapped up his first home performance audit as a participating contractor with Efficiency Vermont’s Home Performance with Energy Star program! If you are interested in cutting-edge, high-performance design, the best in modern natural building techniques, or receiving incentives and rebates to improve the energy performance, comfort, safety, and durability of your building while saving on your energy bills, give us a call. We are excited to offer many different ways to improve our built world!… Read more »Read the rest »

Naturally Vibrant Radio Interview with Jacob Deva Racusin
October 31, 2012

Jacob Deva Racusin was the guest today on Naturally Vibrant Living with Diane Brandon on BlogTalkRadio, for the show titled “Could Your Home be Greener?”  During the one-hour interview, many topics highlighting the benefits of natural building were covered.  To hear the program, follow this link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/naturallyvibrantliving/2012/10/31/could-your-home-design-be-greener-ideas-for-green-home-de Enjoy!
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Bioneers By The Bay: Connecting for Change – Here We Come!
October 26, 2012

Jacob is on his way down to New Bedford, MA, to be joined by Ace tomorrow, for the Bioneers by the Bay: Connecting for Change conference!  Come join us on Sunday at 12:15 for a book signing of The Natural Building Companion, or find us right afterwards at 2:00 for our presentation “High Performance Natural Building for a Changing World”.  We hope to see you there! http://www.marioninstitute.org/connecting-for-change/bioneers
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DVD Clip from The Natural Building Companion
October 26, 2012

Enjoy this clip from the DVD accompanying our recently-released book The Natural Building Companion! http://blip.tv/chelseagreentv/how-to-work-with-straw-bales-from-the-natural-building-companion-6412581
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Natural Building Companion Review in GreenHomeBuilding.com!
October 18, 2012

Our book, the Natural Building Companion, has received a terrific review in GreenHomeBuilding.com! An excerpt from the review: “The Natural Building Companion: A Comprehensive Guide to Integrative Design and Construction, by Jacob Deva Racusin and Ace McArleton, published in 2012 by Chelsea Green Publishing is a book with a rare degree of detail on the topics covered. It is an extremely valuable resource for those interested in actually building with the materials that it covers, which are primarily wood, straw, earth and stone. The experience and focus of the authors is on appropriate techniques for the climate of the Northeastern United States.… Read more »Read the rest »

Post a Positive Review on Amazon.com!
October 11, 2012

As you may know, our book The Natural Building Companion was recently published by Chelsea Green Publishing of White River Junction, VT.  If you haven’t yet seen the book, you can find more information on the Amazon website: http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Building-Companion-Comprehensive-Construction–Instructional/dp/1603583394/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349896363&sr=8-1&keywords=natural+building+companion The book is currently for sale on amazon.com.  In an effort to increase sales, we are asking those of you who have read the book and found it helpful or enjoyable to take a moment and post a positive review for us. Positive reviews go a long way in helping promote the book, and we’d be so grateful for your support.  … Read more »Read the rest »