Ace McArleton founded New Frameworks Natural Design/Build in 2006 to offer green remodeling and new construction services that combine the best that natural building and conventional construction has to offer. He also led the company’s transition to a worker-owned cooperative in 2016. Ace is involved in sustainable building education through organizations including the Yestermorrow Design/Build School, where he has designed, directed, and instructed the Natural Building Certificate program. Ace has conducted field research on moisture and thermal performance of straw bale wall systems, as featured in the book The Natural Building Companion, and is a member of the Embodied Carbon Network. Ace started out as a union tile apprentice in California in 2001, received a BS in Environmental Science from Antioch College, and has developed and taught a curriculum uniting social and ecological justice at the Institute for Social Ecology. Ace is committed to making beautiful, ecological buildings that perform well and putting these skills into the hands of those who seek them.