MANCHESTER - Join Alan Benoit, local architect and owner of Sustainable Design, and his guests on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Northshire Bookstore at 7 p.m, as they discuss natural building.

Ace McArleton and Jacob Deva Racusin, co-owners of New Frameworks Natural Building LLC, will examine the function that natural building can play in supporting these practices. They will present the newest, cutting-edge high-performance natural building strategies that are being currently implemented by their company and others in cold, wet climates like Vermont.

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. The presentation free and open to the public. Visit www.SustainableDesignOfVT.com for more information. For more information on this and other events, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at www.northshire.com.