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High Performance Building: New Builds

By |2021-01-06T17:29:43-05:00January 6th, 2021|Construction, Energy Efficiency, Energy Savings, Green Build, Green for Homes|

Home Energy Efficiency The Center for EcoTechnology (CET) helps building and design professionals design and build homes and multifamily buildings that meet today’s cutting-edge standards for performance. We have expertise and experience in high performance multifamily projects, many of which are affordable housing projects. CET also works on high performance single-family homes, including Net Zero

High Performance Building: Stretch Codes

By |2020-12-28T12:29:00-05:00December 28th, 2020|Architecture, Buildings, Construction, Energy Efficiency, Energy Savings, Green Build, Green for Homes, Home Energy Ratings, Uncategorized|

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: Blower Door Tests

By |2020-12-07T09:44:17-05:00December 7th, 2020|Buildings, Construction, Energy Efficiency, Engineering, Green Build, Green for Homes, Home Energy Ratings, LEED, New Construction Team|

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

Building Better: Passive House

By |2020-06-15T11:46:02-04:00June 15th, 2020|Buildings, Construction, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Sustainability|

Construction has remained largely the same for the last hundred years or so, with the exception of design and the occasional new technology or introduction of safer materials. In 1996, that changed with The Passive House Certification, which originally began in Germany under the name PassivHaus. It focuses on using the natural elements surrounding the

Building Better: The Living Building Challenge

By |2020-06-01T12:23:47-04:00June 1st, 2020|Architecture, Buildings, Construction, Energy Efficiency, Green Build, New Construction Team, Renewable Energy, Sustainability, Uncategorized|

The Hitchcock Center for the Environment is an educational center that aims to develop a deeper bond between humans and the natural world. The Hitchcock Center is a certified living building located on the Hampshire College campus in Amherst, overlooking the Holyoke Range. The Center for EcoTechnology was able to help The Hitchcock Center measure

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