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: 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

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

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