Pro Tour of 2 Living Building Projects

Join NESEA on a Pro Tour of two projects under construction on the Hampshire College campus in Amherst, MA, designed to meet the rigorous standards of the Living Building Challenge (LBC). There are currently only eight certified LBC projects in the world. The tour of the first site, the 17,000 square-foot R.W. Kern Center, will [...]

By | 2016-10-19T11:38:59+00:00 September 15th, 2015|2015|0 Comments

Flats East & West

Northampton, MA - A special event, hosted by Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz, will mark the completion of the first Flats West Building as part of Wright Builders’ continuing signature LEED and ENERGY STAR developments at Village Hill Northampton. A Ribbon Cutting for Flats West, 50% occupied, will take place at September 24, 2015, 3:00pm at [...]

By | 2015-12-07T11:04:31+00:00 September 3rd, 2015|2015|0 Comments

Village Hill Case Study

Case Study of an ENERGY STAR® and LEED Certified Apartment Building Wright Builders, Inc., Village Hill, Northampton, MA Summary: The Center for EcoTechnology’s (CET’s) New Construction team provided home energy ratings and inspection services for Wright Builders’ Village Hill Development in Northampton, Massachusetts. This case study will focus on CET’s involvement in the planning and [...]

By | 2016-10-19T11:39:00+00:00 August 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

LEED CERTIFIED = comfort and energy savings

LEED stands for green building leadership. LEED is transforming the way we think about how buildings and communities are designed, constructed, maintained and operated across the globe. LEED certified buildings save money and resources and have a positive impact on the health of occupants, while promoting renewable, clean energy. Wright Builders was recently awarded LEED [...]

By | 2015-07-04T23:55:36+00:00 June 19th, 2015|2015|0 Comments

Hampshire College’s R. W. Kern Center comes to life!

With an anticipated occupancy in the summer of 2016, the R. W. Kern Center will be the point of entry for prospective students and their families into the community. As the home of the admissions office, it will also enable tours to start near the center of campus. This building will also provide instructional space, [...]

By | 2016-10-19T11:39:00+00:00 June 15th, 2015|2015|0 Comments

The Gazette Readers’ Choice Awards – 2015

We thank you again for voting for us last year... this award means a great deal to us. With over 40 years of sustainable construction, quality craftsmanship, and general overall awareness for a healthy environment for you and this planet, we celebrate what we are able to do every day and thank you for recognizing us. So [...]

By | 2015-06-27T17:01:54+00:00 May 4th, 2015|2015|0 Comments

Assessing High Performance Homes – Interview and Story

Assessing High Performance Homes Nathaniel Cramer - Bureau of Local Assessment On a perfect fall day last October, Bureau of Local Assessment staff from the Springfield, Worcester and Boston offices met with Jonathan Wright, owner of Wright Builders in Northampton, for a tour of Village Hill Northampton. Village Hill is a planned development on Hospital [...]

By | 2015-06-27T17:11:17+00:00 April 17th, 2015|2015|0 Comments

Hampshire’s R. W. Kern Center is Well Under Way

Bensonwood of New Hampshire is busy fabricating the 48 foot long beams that will be part of the support infrastructure of the this multifunctional learning, teaching, and exhibition space. The R. W. Kern Center will be the point of entry for prospective students and their families into the community. As the home of the admissions [...]

By | 2016-10-19T11:39:00+00:00 March 24th, 2015|2015|0 Comments