Check out UMASS's fall lecture series including Building at the Edge of Sustainability with Jonathan A Wright UMASS Building Construction Technology Announcement Poster 18
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, [...]
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Hampshire College and design firm Bruner/Cott & Associates announce that the R.W. Kern Center on Hampshire’s campus has been certified as a Living Building by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI).
This addition is providing the family with a new entry, full bath, mudroom, dining space and completely remodeled kitchen that is ready for its first family meal. The homeowner's choices in finishes and paint color make for an open, contemporary and happy space. She is ecstatic!
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 [...]
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 [...]
Zero Energy, year round comfort, lower carbon footprint, lower utility costs and BEAUTy, all in one home!
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 [...]