EcoBuilding Bargains

Building Better with Reclaimed Materials: A Customer Story

By |2020-04-03T13:22:47-04:00April 3rd, 2020|Architecture, Buildings, Construction, EcoBuilding Bargains, Home Energy Ratings, Reused Building Materials, Sustainability, Waste Diversion|

The hills are quiet and snow dusted, and a winding dirt drive leads to a home half-built into the hillside. This home, built and owned by James Moore, is sustainably designed and features many reclaimed finds from EcoBuilding Bargains, the largest reclaimed building materials store in New England. As a regular visitor to the

Reuse Works at Goodworks Coffee House

By |2020-02-13T14:17:36-05:00February 13th, 2020|Creative reuse, EcoBuilding Bargains, Food Donation, Reused Building Materials, Sustainability|

As you walk into Goodworks Coffee House off of Center Street in downtown Chicopee, the delicious smell of brewed coffee and fresh pastries instantly wafts over you. But Goodworks Coffee House is not only full of delicious treats and a cozy atmosphere, it has many eco-friendly features! Owners Victor and Katie Narvaez have been passionate

Creative Reuse: Light Globe Center Pieces

By |2019-11-25T16:15:33-05:00November 25th, 2019|Creative reuse, EcoBuilding Bargains, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Waste Diversion|

Looking for a fun way to decorate for the holidays without buying decorations you know you’ll just throw away? Try this upcycling craft to convert your spare light globes into fun, light-filled centerpieces! These spare light globes were found at EcoBuilding Bargains, the largest reclaimed and surplus building material store in New England. Use your

Creative Reuse Project: DIY Hot Plate with Repurposed Fall Leaves

By |2019-10-31T15:46:06-04:00October 31st, 2019|Creative reuse, EcoBuilding Bargains, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Waste Diversion|

Have you been wondering what to do with all the fall leaves in your backyard? Look no further than our latest creative reuse project. Collect a pile of fall leaves and create a DIY hot plate in just a few short steps! This project is perfect for Halloween potlucks, Thanksgiving gatherings, and other fall festivities.

Using Upcycling to Reimagine Used Materials

By |2019-09-16T16:08:19-04:00September 10th, 2019|Creative reuse, EcoBuilding Bargains, Reuse Rockstar, Reused Building Materials, Sustainability|

You’re probably familiar with the concept of recycling, in which a product is broken down into its base materials and then remade into a new product, but how is that different from the growing popularity of ‘upcycling’? Instead of breaking down a product into its components, upcycling simply refashions or reuses the original object