By Chiara Favaloro, Marketing Fellow Why use demolition when you can give your building materials new life? At EcoBuilding Bargains, we work with contractors who will carefully take apart your house and save the valuable construction materials so they won’t go to waste. We then take those deconstructed materials and make sure it goes to […]
By Megan Denardo, Program Specialist The 2017 Harvest New England Agricultural Marketing Conference and Trade Show was held in Sturbridge, MA on March 7-9. Staff from the Massachusetts Farm Energy Program (MFEP) were invited to exhibit and speak at this conference, as part of a multi-state panel titled Farm Energy 101. The MFEP offers a […]
By Aliza Heeren, High Performance Building Fellow, and Lexie Vining, Outreach and Education Fellow American families throw out approximately 20% of the food and beverages they buy, which equates to about $1,800 in wasted food annually. Imagine what you could do with all that extra cash! Here are some tips for how you can use […]
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By Matt Brodeur, Green Business Fellow For most organizations, there is always room to reduce the amount of waste produced, whether it is food, cardboard, or hazardous materials. Businesses and institutions are motivated to reduce waste for a wide variety of reasons including economic and environmental concerns. But, often, reducing waste through prevention, reuse, or […]
By Aliza Heeren, Marketing and High Performance Building Fellow As you know, we love reusing materials and keeping them out of the landfill. However, there are some cabinet sets that are past their prime and are ready to be turned into something new! There are countless things one could do with the various pieces of an […]
By Aliza Heeren, Marketing and High Performance Building Fellow Do you have an old lampshade that could use a fresh look? Instead of throwing it out and buying a new one, you can save money and reduce waste by redecorating the one you have! We recently revamped one of our old lampshades, and we’re going to […]
By Chiara Favaloro, Marketing Fellow 1. Myth: Home energy assessments are expensive FALSE: They are available at NO COST to you! Trained professionals from the Center for EcoTechnology and Mass Save conduct each assessment thoroughly and skillfully. 2. Myth: Most homes don’t need weatherization FALSE: An average home has enough air leakage to add up […]
By Aliza Heeren, Marketing and High Performance Building Fellow We recently traveled to Boston to catch up with the 2015-2016 Outreach and Education Fellows, Claire Cuozzo and Diana Vasquez. Since graduating from the EcoFellowship last May, Claire has moved on to a position as a Marketing Project Manager at CLEAResult, while Diana is working as […]
By Chiara Favaloro, Marketing Fellow Last Saturday, the Hitchcock Center for the Environment hosted an event all about electric vehicles. There were two Teslas and Chevy Volts present for people to observe and test drive. The Teslas and one model of Volt are privately owned by members of the Pinoneer Valley Electric Automobile Association, and […]
By Aliza Heeren, Marketing and High Performance Building Fellow This January, the Massachusetts stretch energy code updated their energy efficiency standards from the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) to the 2015 IECC, and the Center for EcoTechnology’s high performance building team is here to help you navigate the updates. These changes will require builders […]
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