Hot showers are great. They can wash away even the worst of days and leave you feeling warm and refreshed. But hot showers can also be wasteful. Around 20% of household energy is used to heat up water, and a large percentage of that is used in the shower. Everyone can save some hot water—and
Historically, most tall buildings have been built out of concrete, steel, and glass. These materials are strong, widely available, and easy to work with; especially concrete which will take the shape of any mold you pour it into.
What is a Stretch Code? 40% of all of the energy consumed in the U.S. is consumed in buildings, and many states have implemented energy efficiency building codes to try and reduce the carbon footprint of the built environment. Massachusetts has been at the cutting edge of these building codes since 2008 when they passed
High Performance Building Here at the Center for EcoTechnology (CET) we have a dedicated High Performance Building team that guides residents and builders through the process of energy efficient building for renovations, additions, and new building projects. Our team looks at blueprints and plans and guides builders and contractors along to help them reach their