Every year, the Center for EcoTechnology (CET) sets ambitious goals to transform the way we live and work; and to improve our community, economy, and environment. We’re moving the needle through innovative pilot efforts, including local carbon reduction projects, decarbonization, peak load reduction, deconstruction and more!

In 2020, CET reduced emissions equal to taking 35,000 cars off the road for a year, saved enough energy to power over 7,500 homes for a year, and reduced enough waste to fill 6,000 dumpsters. This impact created over $14,000,000 in lifetime savings for residents and business owners. We’ve been committed to finding and implementing innovative solutions to help people and businesses save energy and reduce waste for over 45 years and we have a lot of exciting work planned for the future.

To celebrate the 51st anniversary of Earth Day, we sat down with CET’s Director of Innovation, Ashley Muspratt, and one of our Environmental Specialists, Karen Franczyk. We discussed the importance of wasted food solutions, decarbonization, energy efficiency, and more. The conversation focused on the dynamic work that CET has planned for the future as well as some exciting recent projects. If you missed it check out the recording below.

CET helps people and businesses save energy and reduce waste. Our High Performance Building team works to help building and design professionals design and build homes and multifamily buildings. Contact us at 413-586-7350 or reach out here.

Want to further reduce your impact? Shop for reclaimed building materials at EcoBuilding Bargains, the largest reclaimed and surplus building materials store in New England. EcoBuilding Bargains accepts donations of a variety of quality home improvement materials and sells them at a discount to the public. This diverts waste from landfills and gives many beautiful items a second life.

Want to do more to celebrate Earth Day? Read our 10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day blog to learn more about ways that you can become more sustainable every day! Watch our 2020 Mission Impact Video below to learn all about the work that CET has done in the past year.