Come see our own Jacob Racusin present on Super Insulated Straw Bale Houses in Vermont!

Jacob will be tabling with the Vermont chapter of the US Passive House Alliance there also!!

Please come and visit the table, hang around and help reach out and educate folks on the merits of the Passive House Standard and the need going forward to build comfortable,  healthy and affordable buildings ,to the most aggressive low carbon/low energy standard in the world.

Presentations by:

  • Jacob Racusin- Super Insulated Straw Bale Houses in Vermont
  • Jeff Gephart – Eff VT code update
  • Peter Schneider -VERMOD project
  • Indigo Ruth Davis – Passive House Standard and what to do and how to do Passive House

as well as Tiny House Construction and Bucket Gardening and more !!!!

Show Dates:
Saturday April 18, 2015 – 9am – 7pm
Sunday April 19, 2015 – 9am – 4pm

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”.… Read more »

A Big WeekNovember 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!… Read more »

Naturally Vibrant Radio Interview with Jacob Deva RacusinOctober 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. … Read more »

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”. … Read more »

DVD Clip from The Natural Building CompanionOctober 26, 2012

Enjoy this clip from the DVD accompanying our recently-released book The Natural Building Companion!
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Natural Building Companion Review in!October 18, 2012

Our book, the Natural Building Companion, has received a terrific review in! 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.… Read more »

Post a Positive Review on!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:–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  … Read more »

Connecting for Change – Bioneers by the Bay Conference, New Bedford, MAOctober 10, 2012

The Marion Institute presents CONNECTING FOR CHANGE: A Bioneers by the Bay Conference on October 26-28, 2012, in New Bedford, MA.  This is an incredible conference, bringing together visionaries and leaders from across multiple social and scientific disciplines.… Read more »

Presentation in Plymouth, NH, for the Green Buildings Open HouseOctober 9, 2012

Jacob Deva Racusin will be presenting on High Performance Natural Buildings for Cold Climates on Saturday, October 13th, 2012, at 10AM at the Plymouth Village Water and Sewer Net Zero Energy Building in Plymouth, NH. Presented by the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI) in conjunction with the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)’s annual Green Buildings Open House, Jacob will present on how natural building systems can be designed and executed to create high-performance, moisture-durable building envelopes in cold climates, and the role that this approach can play in addressing not only energy and maintenance issues, but broader ecological and social issues commonly found in the construction of the built environment. … Read more »

New Frameworks in PA for Mother Earth News Fair!September 19, 2012

Jacob and Ace will be in Seven Springs, PA for the Mother Earth News Fair. We’ll be presenting both Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, followed by a book signing.  We are delighted to be in the good company of many incredible practitioners of sustainable living and tens of thousands of fairgoers.… Read more »

NFNB in CO @ International Straw Bale Builder’s Conference!September 16, 2012

NFNB is hitting the road (or rather, the skies)! Jacob is attending the International Straw Bale Conference in Estes Park, CO, to present on NFNB’s research, promote the book, get inspired by the global community of ecological designers and builders, and compete in the Straw Bale Olympics. … Read more »

Yestermorrow Summer Lecture SeriesAugust 22, 2012

Join Us Wednesday August 22, at 7pm for the Next Installment of the Yestermorrow Free Summer Lecture Series

Ace McArleton & Jacob Deva Racusin present:

High Performance Natural Buildings for Cold Climates

It is critical to identify the role social and community-responsive practices play in providing long-term solutions to the ecological problems and other pressing issues we face. … Read more »
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