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Article: Williams Pilots Innovative Investment in Local Carbon Reduction Projects

By |2020-07-09T13:34:44-04:00July 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Photo from Williams College Website Williams College is piloting an innovative approach to investing in local carbon reduction projects through a partnership with CET. The Community Climate Fund is a portfolio of projects sourced and implemented by CET that yield measurable carbon reduction, significant social and financial benefits

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

Visit Us Virtually at These Upcoming Events!

By |2020-05-19T12:12:43-04:00May 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|

While we won’t be able to see many of you in person at spring fairs and farmer’s markets this season, we have been working hard to provide you with many exciting online events! Check out our scheduled webinars as well as the fairs scheduled for this fall, and don’t forget to check our Events page

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