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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. 

Green Trends in 2011

Many homeowners think that being green is costly. However, new business models are being developed so that healthy homes are attainable no matter what your price point is. Green building is becoming more and more popular. A benefit of a green home is having the satifaction and assurance that all building codes are met since attaining a LEED Certification requires building codes to be surpassed. Soon, building codes will be much stricter, especially on new construction.

Check out what's to come on sustainability on BuilderOnline.com in the new year.

 

http://www.builderonline.com/green-building/10-green-building-trends-for-2011.aspx

Read More Date: Feb 8, 2011 Posted in: Green Building Tags: green building, sustainability

Berkshire Chamber of Commerce names Allegrone "Member of the Month"

The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, a professional leader in Berkshire County, focuses on the change and growth of the businesses in our local community. The Allegrone Companies are proud to accept the honor of "Member of the Month" through the Chamber, as both companies' visions promote change, growth, and sustainable business.

Read the full article on the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce website: http://www.berkshirechamber.com/?nav_id=24

 

Water Savings & Toilet Use

According to BuildingGreen.com, toilet flushing accounts for up to 40% of residential water use, and is also the largest use of water in most commercial buildings. Replacing your current toilet, that most likely uses atleast 1.6 gallons per flush, for a product that is more eco-friendly, could contribute to a very significant water savings.

Dual-flush toilets are becoming more popular in the U.S. and use atleast 20% less water than the federal minimum of 1.6 gpf. These dual-flush toilets are used in all of Allegrone Home Builders' new homes that are LEED Registered.

Check out BuildingGreen.com for more detailed information on these dual-flush toilets and the significant water savings that they contribute to.

http://www.buildinggreen.com/auth/productsByCsiSection.cfm?SubBuilderCategoryID=3422

 

Read More Date: Feb 2, 2011 Posted in: Blog Tags: green building, sustainability

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