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Enclosing porch creates mudroom and sheltered entry

This Arlington couple started out to replace a deteriorating walkway and saw an opportunity to replace and enhance an existing porch. The interior layout offers little space to welcome guests or stow wet shoes and umbrellas. Additionally an enclosed entry would enable us to remove the storm door and reveal the elegant design of the […]

Peabody GreenFest 2012

Exhibiting at GreenFest 2012 with a variety of companies concerned with mitigating our environmental impact. http://www.greenpeabody.org/ Talking to Window Woman of New England about restoring old windows for improved energy efficiency. Several firms are offering Energy Audits – the first step toward charting a course for energy saving retrofits. The Worthmore Group is showing National […]

USGBC MA Film Screening of The Greening of Southie

Join USGBC MA Chapter’s Emerging Professionals group on Saturday, March 31, at 1pm, for a screening of the film The Greening of Southieat the South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library (down the street from the star of the film, the Macallen Apartment Building.) http://www.macallenbuildingcondominiums.com/  This is a FREE event, open to the public; all are welcome to […]

Locavore Design and the 100-mile house

The path to sustainable design got a new branch recently. Or perhaps it is more accurately characterized as an heirloom scion grafted onto the growing family tree of the green movement. The Architecture Foundation of British Columbia announced a competition to design a new house using only “materials and systems made/ manufactured / recycled within 100 miles of […]

This is your house on Energy

If you live in an older home in New England, chances are your exterior walls looks like the example on the left: no insulation, questionable vapor barrier, plenty of gaps to allow transfer of air between interior and exterior. Even if you don’t have X-ray vision, your heating and cooling bills will give you some […]