2012 Lecture Series: Ace McArleton & Jacob Deva Racusin - High Performance 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. In this workshop, we will examine the role that natural building can play in supporting these practices. We will explore a variety of different natural building technologies in a series of different applications, and evaluate how to develop an appropriate strategy for their implementation. This presentation will feature case study, research, building science principles, and philosophical arguments to support the role for natural building as a solution for building efficiency and resiliency.
Ace McArleton and Jacob Deva Racusin co-founded New Frameworks Natural Building (NFNB) in 2006 to offer green remodeling and new construction services that utilize the best that both natural building materials and methods and conventional construction practices have to offer. Ace and Jacob have conducted field research on moisture and thermal performance of straw bale wall systems, which is featured in their book The Natural Building Companion (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2012).
Pick up a copy of Ace & Jacob's book online.