Foam- and Fossil Fuel-Free Building
Jacob Deva Racusin - New Frameworks Natural Design/Build
How do we create high-performance buildings for a post-petroleum world? How can we achieve the best of building performance and durability without relying upon ecologically destructive materials? How can we integrate renewable-powered mechanical systems into these buildings, and how do we weave these technologies into strategies for resilient design? Through case studies, field research and discussion, we can explore tangible and practical answers to these questions in the context of cold-climate residential construction in both renovation and new construction environments. Jacob Deva Racusin presents the importance of asking these questions, showcases a series of different building technologies currently being used to provide answers, and identifies challenges and 'next steps' needed to progress this work further and achieve deep resiliency within our built environment.