The Kern Center MACHINE

Check this out!  The R. W. Kern Center at Hampshire College is a fully sustainable, net-zero building, and a "living building." (built by Wright Builders) LBC certification is the highest honor that a building of its kind can receive. Requirements of the LBC are divided into seven sections, or Petals: Materials, Beauty, Water, Place, Energy, [...]

By |2018-06-08T11:59:13-04:00June 8th, 2018|2018|0 Comments

NESEA Pro Tour – NZE Multi-family Housing

Wright Builders hopes to see you there!         New NZE Multi-family Housing |  Northampton, MA Friday, April 20, 2018 REGISTER NOW CEUs: 3.0 AIA LU/HSW pending; certificates of attendance provided to all attendees Attendees of this Pro Tour will learn how this land was transformed from the site of a single-family condemned [...]

By |2018-03-26T15:23:26-04:00March 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Living Building Challenge Refresher/Update

It's been over a year since we finished construction on 2 Living Buildings in Amherst, MA. Both buildings have started their path to certification as a living building which means that expected actual performance requirements for energy, waste and water must be demonstrated over twelve consecutive months.  You might ask, Why Certify? Living Buildings are [...]

By |2018-03-14T16:56:40-04:00March 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The R.W. Kern Center’s Minimalist Timber Structure

The R.W. Kern Center's Minimalist Timber Structure Designed by Bruner/Cott & Associates and built by Wright Builders, Inc., Hampshire College’s first new building in 40 years showcases local materials and clean connections. By TIMOTHY A. SCHULER Robert BensonR.W. Kern Center (bottom left), Hampshire College The R.W. Kern Center at Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., was designed [...]

By |2018-01-08T09:24:58-05:00January 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments