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: 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

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