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March 9, 2019

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Hitchcock Center Wins Prestigious Sustainable Design Award

Boston Society of Architects/AIA awards 2018 Sustainable Design Honor Award Located on the Amherst, MA campus of Hampshire College, the Hitchcock Center for the Environment features an integrated interpretive program that explains universal natural principles and illustrates how those principles are applied within the building. It also features Alpen windows.   “This center doesn’t merely

October 25, 2018

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Alpen Technology – Key Component of Boulder Commons Zero Energy Performance

Boulder Commons, a net zero energy development in Colorado, is the home of Rocky Mountain Institute’s Boulder office. The project sets a new paradigm for zero energy lease structures, alternative mobility and high-performance speculative buildings. Alpen fiberglass windows provide a critical element of these two 100,000 square foot NZE/ZE buildings.   Zero energy buildings have

May 22, 2017

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Highlands Retreat

A high performance home in the mountains of North Carolina When considering a new home, the owners (Andy and Gayle) wanted to save energy in order to lower energy bills and reduce their use of fossil fuels–as well as preserve some great south-facing views.   When they finally began designing their house, they understood the

March 17, 2017

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A Headquarters Worthy of its Mission

The Rocky Mountain Institute Innovation Center in Basalt, Colorado “This building achieves beyond net-zero energy because we have gotten better at choosing and combining technologies to maximize building performance.” –Amory Lovins   The Three Main Design Challenges of the RMI Innovation Center in Basalt, Colorado: Meeting the goal of net zero in one of the