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At Hampshire College, Sustainability Efforts Reach New Level

Published by the Boston Globe on February 20, 2016

Recently featured in an article by the Boston Globe was the Kern Center at Hampshire College. The Kern Center is a Net Zero energy building, meaning the building will produce ZERO net energy.

The private college’s first new building in 20 years is a model of sustainability, featuring composting toilets, rooftop solar panels to power the building, and a water supply that draws on rainwater stored in underground cisterns. The building, slated to open in April, will use zero net energy, produce its own water supply, and manage its wastewater.


Read the full article here from the Boston Globe: Hampshire College Sustainability Efforts Reach New Level

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Hitchcock Celebrates New $5.8M Home

Published by the Daily Hampshire Gazette on October 1, 2016

The Daily Hampshire Gazette recently published an article on the opening of one of our most recent projects, the Hitchcock Center at Hampshire College.

The Hitchcock Center at Hampshire College is another net zero energy undertaking by the college. Hampshire College also recently opened the Kern Center, another net zero energy building that produces its own water supply and manages its own wastewater.

The Hitchcock Center will offer numerous educational opportunities for children and adults alike, featuring living creatures including turtles and snakes, as well as an art gallery more suited for the older crowd.

The new building perches atop an open field between the Red Barn and the Hampshire College Farm Center. The structure operates on ecological design principles like net zero energy and water use.

More than 8,500 participants visit the Hitchcock Center annually, but the old building could only accommodate 50 people in its largest room. The new building can fit 130 people in its biggest room.


Read the full article from the Daily Hampshire Gazette here » New Hitchcock Center Unveiled

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