Bringing together a sustainable future with... Imagine... new and exclusive home designs that have simplicity of appeal along with comfortable proportions. EarthKind Homes step gracefully into fresh contemporary responses to age old design requirements, and carefully away from any forced traditional styling. Now imagine your new home that… Operates at net-zero energy on [...]
Imagine... spending just $62 annually on your heating, cooling, hot water, lights and appliances! This home is designed and built to do just that for the new home owners. Congrats! Why does the HERS index matter? A certified Home Energy Rater assesses the energy efficiency of a home, assigning it a relative performance score. The [...]
To-be-built @ 65 Emerson Way, Northampton, MA This light filled south facing single story home provides an abundance of gracious living space suitable for just family or larger gatherings of friends. Sustainably designed and constructed, and solar ready for combustion free and Net-zero-electric living. A healthy, refreshing and comfortable environment, ready [...]
River Valley Co-op | Easthampton The new building in Easthampton goes up! The steel structure takes shape and surplussed "off color" extruded foam rescued from landfill disposal is put to work insulating the foundation and floors and color of your new CO-OP! Ever wonder where all those vegetable [...]
May, 2020 | COVID - 19 | Next Steps Dear friends, old and new, Your safety and well-being, along with the health and safety of our staff and larger community, are very important to all of us which. This requires that our office at 48 Bates Street remain closed to the public and visitors, as [...]
With great success behind them in 2020, NESEA’s BuildingEnergy Conference & Trade Show goes VIRTUAL again!
Learn, Influence, Lead BuildingEnergy Boston is a conference designed by and for practitioners in the fields of high-performance building and design, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. It brings more than 1,000 industry leaders and emerging professionals together to learn from and share ideas with each other. Sessions are curated by a volunteer NESEA-Member content committee [...]
“Every day for several years, women and men carried out seemingly ordinary work-related tasks to accomplish something extraordinary.” Jonathan A. Wright Celebrating the champions addressing climate change, Living Building Makers: Creating Sustainable Buildings That Renew Our World is a handcrafted collection of stories about the remarkable people who bring the built environment to life. Each chapter [...]
From the forest, rises a sustainable net zero home in Shelburne that the couple thanks their lucky stars for... And we thank them for choosing us to design and built it. Turley Publications Living Spaces Fall/Winter 2019. Thanks Turley for sharing this story.
Thinking about downsizing and simplifying? We have an idea for you... it is called Green River Commons.
Thank you Habitat for all the fun, comradery and the opportunity to help out an amazing organization. Seth Lawrence-Slavas, VP of Project Development and his 2 children, and Melissa Caldwell, Director of Sales and Marketing had a blast creating their first Gingerbread Habitat House! Yes, it was high-performance and sustainably built! We'll see you next [...]
Nathan Hays is working on his Masters in Biomimicry and Architecture at Arizona State University and knows that the Living Building Challenge is the first of its kind; a comprehensive, scale spanning systems solution to sustaining building certification. Nathan feels that by emulating nature, the LBC addresses the current challenges of the building industry as [...]