WMAIA Annual Meeting

Kent was the keynote speaker at the WMAIA annual meeting, and focused on climate equity through education and the built environment. He outlined his involvement with the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction[...]

East Branch Evolution – A New Venture

One of my first jobs in construction was working on a production framing crew. We were building subdivisions—so many homes that looked practically identical (garage on the left or on the right).[...]

Historic house in Deerfield wins prestigious award for interiors!

We’re excited to announce that the International Interior Design Association (New England Chapter) has awarded Catherine Truman Architects the Best in Massachusetts award for the interiors of our historic restoration and deep energy[...]

Another chance to catch – Making Net Zero Homes and Energy Retrofits Affordable, Healthy and Low in Embodied Carbon

Kent will be presenting a subject he’s passionate about again, after the strong interest from the standing room only crowd at the Forbes Library earlier in the month. Monday, March 25   [...]

Coming presentation – Project Drawdown: 100 Substantive Solutions to Reverse Climate Change

Saturday, March 2      (free)         3 – 4:30 – Forbes Library,  20 West St., Northampton  In 2017, environmentalist, author and activist Paul Hawken published the book- “Drawdown”. He brought together[...]

Presentation this Saturday – Making Net Zero Homes and Energy Retrofits Affordable, Healthy and Low in Embodied Carbon

Saturday 3 – 4 pm at Forbes Library in Northampton, 20 West St. To make a substantial and faster impact on reducing carbon emissions in our built environment, we need to remove[...]

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming

Last year, Paul Hawken, environmentalist and writer, put together one of the most comprehensive plans to date proposing ways to reverse climate change. Over two hundred scientists and researchers contributed to the[...]

Furnishings Made with Repurposed Materials

We have a wealth of great materials we’ve been collecting over the years, from beautiful old lumber, to bricks and parts of old machinery. We have have been making tables, wainscotting, and an an[...]

Siding Story

At our DER project in Westhampton we have chosen to install all Boral TruExterior trim and siding.  It is competitive in price, contains 70 percent recycled material, and has excellent moisture and[...]

“Deep Energy Retrofits: Upgrading existing buildings saves energy and money”

This article just came out in Metal Construction News; in it, Kent is interviewed about what to consider when doing deep energy retrofits : “Deep energy retrofits are not just for commercial[...]