Sustainability

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

Food for Thought: Diverting Wasted Food From Higher Education

By |2020-05-04T11:20:31-04:00May 1st, 2020|Composting, Education, Food Donation, Food Waste, RecyclingWorks, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Waste Diversion|

Forty percent of food in America is wasted; yet even while we are throwing away edible food, one in eight Americans remain food insecure. This discrepancy between resource availability and need is important now more than ever. With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe, many food service providers are finding themselves left with surplus food

Earth Day Celebrates 50 Years!

By |2020-04-22T08:17:51-04:00April 22nd, 2020|Climate Change, Earth Month, Education, Energy Efficiency, Recycling, Renewable Energy, Sustainability|

This year, April 22, 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! The first official Earth Day was held in 1970, when 22 million Americans engaged in rallies, marches, and educational programs to advocate for clean air, land, and water. Since then, Earth Day has grown to become a global celebration raising awareness of environmental issues

Sticks & Bricks

By |2020-04-17T11:15:58-04:00April 17th, 2020|EcoBuilding Bargains, Reused Building Materials, Sustainability|

A unique shopping experience begins as soon as you open the front door to Sticks & Bricks. Light floods the showroom, illuminating all of the sophisticated furniture pieces and plants that are scattered throughout, creating a comfortable and homey atmosphere. This local custom furniture store emphasizes reuse elements in their designs. Many of their pieces

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