Inspired architecture by Charles Roberts of Kuhn Riddle Architects means bright winter light, summer shading, storage loft, great kitchens for cooks, sloped ceilings for airiness and construction technologies for the 21st century. With drywall and painting well underway, and only 3 2 bedroom homes left, its time to give Bridget Goggins, LEED AP, Eco Broker @ [...]
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AIA and the Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced this year’s recipients of the COTE Top Ten Awards, the industry’s premier program celebrating sustainable design excellence. Now in their 21st year, the Top Ten Awards highlight projects that exemplify the integration of great design and great performance. Submissions are required to demonstrate how the project [...]
Wright Builders' welcomes Iraqi family to The Upper Ridge at Village Hill Eastwind at The Upper Ridge at Village Hill Northampton
Monday's Gazette article Valley builders see steady commercial business sees a healthy future for new commercial construction. “The commercial construction world is really based upon success. The success of other businesses. If they succeed, then you succeed, because then there is work to do,” said Mark Ledwell, co-owner and president of Wright Builders Inc. in Northampton. “We’re [...]
Wright Builders' commitment to sustainable construction and high performance homes is exemplified in this new home in VT. A HERS Index Score of 4 means this home is 96% more energy efficient than the RESNET Reference Home. This matters from many perspectives including annual energy costs, inside comfort during all seasons, reduced use of fossil [...]
From BuildingEnergy Vol. 36 No. 1 | Spring 2017 - Holistic Material Section An article by Jonathan Wright with peer review by Bill Maclay "One of the primary goals of the Living Building Challenge is to eliminate the use of known toxins in products installed in the built environment. If it is harmful to life - [...]
Work has begun on sustainable, energy-efficient Hinckley Street homes NORTHAMPTON – After 10 months of planning, a groundbreaking ceremony October 12th marked the start of construction of 4 single-story duplexes to be built to the highest standards of energy efficiency and healthy green construction. The project, known as Hinckley Trace, is being developed by New Harmony Properties, [...]
Just recently, PBS published a story about Hampshire's R. W. Kern Center. Written By Karen Brown, this story shapes the how and why of a living building and reinforces Wright Builders' commitment to building sustainably, always.
NESEA members are doing incredible work all over the Northeast. Local events, made up of Pro Tours, workshops, and other events inspired by members and hosted by NESEA, are an opportunity to showcase that work. These events occur throughout the year from Pennsylvania to Maine and are regional complements to the BuildingEnergy conferences in Boston [...]