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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

EPA Press Release: EPA announces 12 Healthy Communities Grants

By |2020-10-21T13:31:58-04:00October 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|

News Releases from Region 01 EPA announces 12 Healthy Communities Grants awarded across four New England states as part of Children’s Health Month 10/21/2020 Contact Information:  Mikayla Rumph (rumph.mikayla@epa.gov) (617) 918-1016 BOSTON – As part of its ongoing celebration of Children’s Health Month, this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing 12 Healthy Communities Grants awarded

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

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