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Gold Award for High Performance!

346 Highland has received additional recognition!  Last week the home won the Gold PRISM Award for “Best High Performance / Energy Efficient Home” at the annual BRAGB awards gala.  The Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB) represents the largest network [...]

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Excellence in Sales and Marketing!

Congratulations to Movidea, the designer of Highland’s marketing materials (including our logo, websites, and print brochures), for their recognition by The Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB) Silver PRISM Award for “Best Print Brochure”.  The PRISM Awards [...]

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Another Award!

Another award!  GPD is excited to announce 346 Highland has just been selected as a winner in the 2020 DOE ZERH Housing Innovation Awards!  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home program represents the pinnacle of home performance, [...]

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Outstanding Single Family Project!

I'm really excited to announce that GPD 346 Highland is a recipient of the U.S. Green Building Council's 2020 LEED Homes Awards in the Outstanding Single Family Project category!  This award is a testament to the amazing work by the design, [...]

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VOTE for LEED Project of the Year!

I'm excited to announce that 346 Highland is a finalist for the 2020 LEED Homes Awards Project of the Year! The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is celebrating the best of green homes and are letting the public decide who gets [...]

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Throwback Tuesday – construction video from Spring 2018

This video never made it out of draft form on the blog, so just posting it now…

Lots of site work, exterior insulation, waterproof covering, and just beginning window installation.

Measuring Energy Efficiency

The home’s electrical monitoring system has been online for just about a year now, and we’ve also been watching the home’s energy consumption compared to other homes using a terrific platform from Wegowise.  Even though the house [...]

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Built-in Resilience

We had another opportunity to do an interesting test of the home’s performance during a cold spell in mid-winter.  We shut off the heating and ventilation systems for four days during a time when the temperatures ranged between 17 °F [...]

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Clearing the (Kitchen) Air

It has been a while since I last updated this blog, but it has been a productive winter at 346 Highland.  The down time has given us an opportunity to do a considerable amount of testing and to monitor the home’[...]

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House Tour

The Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB), Passive House Massachusetts (PHMA), and the Studio for High-Performance Design & Construction (SHPDC) will be hosting a "Building Science for Carpenters" workshop and tour of 346 Highland on August 27, 2019, from 4-7 pm.  [...]

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