Join us November 3-5, 2017 in Golden Colorado

Join us for the Rocky Mountain Natural Building Conference!  Keynote speakers will include Jacob Deva Racusin of New Frameworks Natural Design-Build, and Emily Niehaus, founder and director of Community Rebuilds.

2017 Keynote Speakers

Emily Niehaus | Community Rebuilds

Emily S. Niehaus is the Founder and Executive Director of Community Rebuilds, a nonprofit whose mission is to build energy-efficient housing, provide education on sustainability, and improve the housing conditions of the workforce through an affordable program. Emily holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Sociology and has worked as a social worker, a loan officer, and a bookkeeper.

Emily is building a better world for the next generation. She furthers her passion of building affordable and energy-efficient housing through savvy networking, successful fundraising, and mentoring emerging professionals. She lives with her husband and son in Moab, Utah.

Jacob Deva Racusin | New Frameworks Natural Design-Build

Jacob is co-owner of New Frameworks Natural Building, a Vermont-based contracting and consulting business specializing in the integration of natural materials, holistic design principles, and intentional process to create high-performance structures of beauty. Jacob also teaches natural building courses at Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Warren, Vermont. He has helped to develop the Natural Building Intensive Certificate Program, a 12-week building education program in which a community of students build an entire structure from start to finish in a curricular setting. Jacob has served as program director from 2008-09. Jacob is a member of Seven Generations Natural Builders, a natural building education collective that offers training in natural building technologies across the world. He is also a Certified Passive House Consultant.