State of the Art: High-Performance Natural Building for Cold Climates

The phrase “natural building” tends to evoke images of humble, rustic homes built out of mud and sticks by barefoot idealists in rural backwaters. The natural building movement has come of age, however, and today's professionally-executed natural buildings can match any green building in air-tightness, energy use intensity, durability, and aesthetics, all while achieving reduced levels of embodied carbon and enhanced social benefits. In this presentation we will look at real-world case studies and design details to explore the solutions offered by the next generation of natural buildings, with a focus on cold-climate strategies.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

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Federal Complex

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