Support earthen materials in the residential code! This terrific team is working on hard on bringing cob (a type of earthen construction) into the International Residential Code (IRC), which will greatly increase access to this sustainable building technology. NFW's Jacob Racusin took part in similar initiatives to bring straw bale and straw-clay technology into the IRC in the past few years, and now it is cob's turn!
Sometimes we love our home for what we can see out of them, not in them. Our clients loved the view of the landscape out of their 1950s era raised ranch, but were not as fond of the awkward interior layout and sub-par energy performance and dependence on fossil fuels. We helped them to fix all that.
"When the folks at New Frameworks set out to build or restore a home, they aren’t just thinking about the individual needs of their client — though that is central to their work, of course. They also take the bigger picture into account, particularly their ecological and social impact, which weaves its way into every facet of the business."