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Industry News: Best Ways to Reduce Energy Consumption

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We know adjusting the thermostat, using blinds, opening windows or using electronics such as a heater or air conditioning unit has an impact on the amount of energy consumed in homes. But a new study looks at which of these is the most efficient when it comes to saving power.

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Read More Date: Apr 14, 2016 Posted in: Blog Green Building Architecture/Design Tags: industry

Industry Connect: Why great architecture should tell a story | Ole Scheeren

 For architect Ole Scheeren, the people who live and work inside a building are as much a part of that building as concrete, steel and glass. He asks: Can architecture be about collaboration and storytelling instead of the isolation and hierarchy of a typical skyscraper? 

Read More Date: Feb 23, 2016 Posted in: Blog Links Green Building Architecture/Design Tags: industry

Industry News: Future of Architecture

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When you find yourself hopping into your local movie theater to catch the latest sci-fi action movie, you’ll be introduced to an archetype of worlds that defy imagination; alien-like civilizations with bridges and buildings that “stretch into the heavens” and test the borders of reality.  

Architecture is rooted in history, however ever expanding and evolving to suit the needs of society.  “The results can be physically fantastical”, but how can we further the development of a growing civilization on a waning planet? That is the bigger picture.

Read More Date: Nov 19, 2015 Posted in: Blog Green Building Tags: green building, industry

Parsons Village Completion

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Allegrone Construction recently completed a 38 Unit Multi-Family Housing project in Easthampton, MA called Parsons Village. It is Massachusetts first Net Zero Affordable Housing project.

Read More Date: Aug 11, 2015 Posted in: Blog Residential Green Building Tags: parsons village

Farm Store Celebrates Reopening and Expansion

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After a yearlong construction process, the Hawthorne Valley Farm Store celebrated its official grand reopening last Sunday, June 28.

 Allegrone Construction of Pittsfield, Mass. completed the construction project back in 2014. The expansion project included an additional 430 square feet to offer expanded café seating, and a redesign of the front of the store to increase the produce, cheese and deli selections.

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