Sustainability

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

Going for [LEED] Gold: The Clarion Residential Community

By |2020-04-02T15:12:03-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Architecture, Buildings, Construction, Energy Efficiency, LEED, Sustainability|

The Clarion, a new residential community, is located in the culturally vibrant neighborhood of Grove Hall and Roxbury in downtown Boston. From the outside, it looks just like any other new, chic apartment building, but there’s more to this building than meets the eye. The Clarion is LEED Certified Gold. The Center for EcoTechnology guided

Reusable Replacements: Paper Products

By |2020-03-25T11:09:27-04:00March 25th, 2020|Creative reuse, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Zero Waste|

Conserve your paper products and switch to reusable replacements! Switching to reusable substitutes can help you save money, reduce waste, and save the resources needed to produce these products. Here are five quick alternatives to common household paper products: Napkins Instead of using disposable napkins at dinner time, try upcycling your old fabrics into reusable

Creative Reuse: Door Hinge Picture Holder

By |2020-02-28T13:26:29-05:00February 28th, 2020|Creative reuse, Reused Building Materials, Sustainability, Waste Diversion|

Are you looking for a way to display your most memorable photographs? Instead of purchasing something new, save some money and resources by following these instructions to upcycle reclaimed door hinges into picture holders. This upcycle project will add the perfect rustic touch to your space! These door hinges were purchased from EcoBuilding Bargains, the

Zero Waste Substitutes to Eliminate Single Use Plastic in Your Kitchen

By |2020-02-21T12:34:21-05:00February 21st, 2020|Food Waste, Recycling, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Waste Diversion, Zero Waste|

Single use plastics are used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. Some of these items include things like plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, water bottles, and food packaging. As of 2015, the United States was the largest generator of plastic packaging waste on a per-capita basis. This is a big problem because