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New Frameworks Natural Design Build in Middlesex, VT

A few years back we had the pleasure of visiting this high-performance project site in the midst of construction. Now in 2019, we're resurfacing this classic video where 475 visits New Frameworks Natural Design Build on-site at one of the many projects making a difference in high-performance building. Based in central Vermont, New Frameworks is a leader in simple and elegant ecological design and construction. New Frameworks' Co-Owner, Jacob Deva Racusin, takes us on an in-depth tour of a new construction project in progress. Jacob shares his experience in designing for simplicity, high performance, low energy demand, outstanding comfort, and impeccable aesthetics.

Note, since the time of filming, TESCON No. 1 has been replaced by TESCON VANA.

This is an off-grid, highly insulated, tightly sealed project. Walls are double-stud with wood fiber board sheathing sealed by TESCON INVIS, filled with dense pack cellulose, INTELLO Plus interior air barrier sealed with TESCON VANA and an insulated service cavity. The roof underlayment is SOLITEX Mento Plus, and efficient heat recovery is provided by 2 pair of LUNOS e2 HRV units. New Frameworks' considerable design expertise shows through in project staging, and the team's attention to detail has created an exemplary INTELLO Plus application with a mighty fine wood finish. We can't wait to see the finished product.

Find out more about New Frameworks on their website: http://newframeworks.com/

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