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Classic, Timeless and Sustainable Cities

Every story about a green building is a story about people. LEED buildings have a direct impact on the people who eat, live, work and play in them: these high-performing buildings boost the health, productivity and happiness of millions of people across the globe.

Leaders across the globe understand that LEED is a powerful market tool that works. Every story about a LEED building is a story about leaders. These leaders recognize that LEED enhances a company’s triple-bottom line, helps organizations manage their business operations and creates a more sustainable, energy-efficient built environment. 

Written by Mahesh Ramanujam, Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Green Building Council

Read the full article here: http://www.usgbc.org/node/6798343

Building Berkshire Place

Berkshire Place

Pouring the foundation.

The new future home for Gracious Retirement Living & Healthcare Services.

Exciting things have begun over at 270 South Main Street in Pittsfield. A vast clearing has been created and a strong foundation has been started. This centrally located site will be the new home of Berkshire Place’s newest facility, a much welcome addition to aid in the growing need for senior living. This facility will be centered on skilled nursing and superior health-care, while in a warm home-like environment.

Old Made New: A Thoughtful Renovation

Off the Grid

Miles from any town or city, in the western countryside of Spain, a beautiful old stable now lives as a gorgeous home, which perfectly melds an old stone exterior with a fresh and modern living space.

Read More Date: Jul 30, 2013 Posted in: Blog Green Building Tags: green building, masonry, modern, sustainability

The Howard: Back to the Original Plans

The Howard

Photo: Emily and Allen Phoenix of Chicago Albumen Works

Constructed in 1916 in the Classical Revival Style, which was typical for the era, The Howard Building was originally constructed to house a hardware and agricultural implement business which catered to the surrounding farms and the great estates of the rural Berkshires. The Howard, a popular Pittsfield staple, sold tools, dairy & poultry supplies as well as other important farming implements. But it was best known as a seed company, annually producing a seed catalogue, which it published through 1960 issuing 10,000 copies that year alone. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.

In 2010, The Howard Building was purchased by Allegrone Construction as a Historic Redevelopment project. It is fast becoming one of the most exciting and transformative real estate projects in Downtown Pittsfield. So, you can imagine our delight when Holly Stover the granddaughter of Frank Howard, contacted us with the original plans. 

Wood: A Material for Skyscrapers?

Wooden Skyscraper

C.F. Møller a Scandinavian architecture firm has put out a proposal to design 34-story, wood-framed residential tower to be built in the center of Stockholm. If the proposal is accepted it will be built by 2023 and will be the tallest wooden structure in the world.

Read More Date: Jun 25, 2013 Posted in: Blog Green Building Tags: construction, green building, sustainability

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Renovations are now complete! The Monterey Library
Stacy Allegrone, Mahaiwe board member, along with Joe Lewis, brother Jay Lewis and Lindsay Lewis hit up the sold out Mahaiwe gala on Saturday night featuring comedian John Mulaney.
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#intheberkshires #performingarts #mahaiwetheatergala
We are all MAKERS with the power to build resilient communities.

Our team had a wonderful time participating in Yo-Yo Ma’s “Day of Action”, where teams of local businesses and organizations united under a single tent to build tables for the community.  The tables are made from local ash trees and inscribed with local responses that complete the phrase “The Berkshires make...”. #yoyoma #dayofaction #community #intheberkshires
Earlier this week we celebrated the completion of Berkshire Place’s new independent living community, known as 89 South. #intheberkshires

Allegrone Companies provided design-build services for the three-story, Richardsonian Romanesque building located in the heart of Pittsfield. The new space houses 18 living units, primarily one- and two-bedroom setups, all of which express the 21st century historic character and new-age transitional design while offering the latest technologies.  #historic #seniorlivingcommunity 
Shout-out to our team on a job well done: 
Architect - Anthony Allegrone 
Project Executive – Lou J. Allegrone 
Project Manager - Joe Simon 
Superintendent - Rob Rosier 
Interior Designers - Sue L. Allegrone & Sue A. Allegrone.
A bird’s eye view of our progress at Monterey Library! #intheberkshires
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Photo credit to P3 Architecture
[Source:Monterey Library Building Project Blog]
The Massachusetts Veterans War Memorial Improvement Project receives a 2019 Paul & Niki Tsongas Award from Preservation Massachusetts, an honor than recognizes the highest level of commitment to historic preservation in the Commonwealth. 
Shout-out to the members of our team, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, DHK Architects, and DCR on a job well done! #intheberkshires