Home Energy Ratings

Building Better: Multifamily High Performance Buildings

By |2020-05-21T07:49:10-04:00May 21st, 2020|Architecture, Buildings, Construction, Energy Efficiency, Green Build, Home Energy Ratings, New Construction Team, Sustainability, Uncategorized|

Above is an image of The Lumberyard – an affordable housing complex located in the heart of Northampton, Massachusetts. At first glance, it may look like any new apartment complex, but this building is a highly energy efficient multifamily building. The efficiency of the Lumberyard was measured using the Home Energy Rating System (HERS), a

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

ABX & Greenbuild Together in Boston

By |2017-12-06T15:34:43-05:00November 22nd, 2017|EcoFellows, Energy Efficiency, Home Energy Ratings, New Construction Team, Sustainability|

By Jorge Guarin, Outreach and Education EcoFellow This November, several CET employees had the exciting opportunity to be a part of the ABX & Greenbuild Expo and Conference in Boston. It was the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, and an amazing occasion to learn from innovative organizations, create partnerships, and increase

Get a Jump on Air Source Heat Pumps!

By |2018-07-06T13:21:24-04:00September 7th, 2017|Energy Efficiency, Energy Savings, Home Energy Ratings, LEED, New Construction Team, Renewable Energy, Sustainability, Uncategorized|

In New England, heating our homes can become a lifestyle, whether it be chopping wood to stoke the fire, or incessantly monitoring the thermostat – we care about how much energy we use and know we’ve done well when we can see the change on our utility bills. That’s why Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs)

Leyden Woods High Performance Building Case Study

By |2017-05-04T14:37:54-04:00May 4th, 2017|Energy Efficiency, Home Energy Ratings, New Construction Team|

By Aliza Heeren, Marketing and High Performance Building Fellow Our High Performance Building team recently worked with The Community Builders (TCB) on the remodeling of their Leyden Woods Affordable Housing Development. For this project, CET provided 200 Home Energy Ratings and assisted throughout the construction process to ensure energy efficiency on all levels. We also

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