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.
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
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
Autumn is the season of colorful leaves, pumpkin spice everything, and haunted houses. It also brings shorter days and cooler temperatures, so it’s a great time to think about Home Energy Efficiency! If your house is haunted by cold drafts and scary utility bills, you can take action to make your home more energy efficient