The R. W. Kern Center @ Hampshire College is closing in on completion!

With a planned opening in Spring 2016, the R. W. Kern Center is Hampshire's new 17,000-square-foot living building, designed to operate completely off-the-grid by providing its own energy and water and treating its own waste.  Located at the heart of campus, this multifunctional learning, teaching, and exhibition center promises to serve for years to come [...]

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

2015 Green Giants Awards

Green Giants - 2015 Green Building Local Hero Awards Program, sponsored this year by Peoples Bank and the US Green Building Council Massachusetts – West Branch (USGBCMA-West) Here’s a little history: The Green Giants Award Program was created in 2013 as a biennial awards program by our chapter to honor the work of trades people, [...]

By | 2016-10-19T11:38:59+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|2015|0 Comments

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