EarthKind Homes… need you.

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 [...]

By |2021-02-25T15:49:31-05:00February 25th, 2021|2020 Events|0 Comments

Wright Builders’ Village Hill home achieves HERS index of 1

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 [...]

By |2020-10-30T15:23:22-04:00October 30th, 2020|2020 Village Hill|0 Comments

65 Emerson Way – Check out one of the LAST chances to build a custom home at Emerson Way

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 [...]

By |2020-11-09T08:53:51-05:00October 13th, 2020|2020 Emerson Way|0 Comments

River Valley Co-op goes up!

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 [...]

By |2020-06-16T10:11:05-04:00June 15th, 2020|2020 Events|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2021-02-25T16:11:58-05:00March 11th, 2020|2021|0 Comments

Living Building Makers | Creating Sustainable Buildings that Renew Our World by Jonathan A. Wright

  “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 [...]

By |2019-12-23T14:37:15-05:00December 23rd, 2019|Jonathan Wright|0 Comments

A Success Story | Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity Gingerbread Build…

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 [...]

By |2019-12-23T14:16:07-05:00December 9th, 2019|2019|0 Comments

Understanding the Business Case for Biomimicry by Nathan Hays

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 [...]

By |2019-08-14T15:12:00-04:00August 13th, 2019|2019|0 Comments