Find a Bargain Cabinet Set that Fits in your Kitchen!

By Kelsey Colpitts, Marketing Specialist

Buying used cabinet sets is a great way to get your dream kitchen while saving money and helping to keep materials out of the landfill. Here at EcoBuilding Bargains, we offer a wide variety of great quality sets for 1/3 to 1/4 of their retail price! We are here with guidelines and tips to help you choose a bargain set that will fit in your kitchen space. For additional information and a step-by-step video guide, click here.

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Local Organization Donates Unique Items from Vacant Church

By Kelsey Colpitts, Marketing Fellow

EcoBuilding Bargains is the largest used building materials store in New England and is an enterprise of the non-profit Center for EcoTechnology (CET). We provide practical solutions that have a positive impact on our environment and community by saving energy and money and keeping materials out of the landfill. Our material comes solely from generous donations provided by businesses, contractors, and homeowners, who receive a tax deduction, free and convenient pick-up service, as well as savings on disposal costs in return.

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Mosaic Mural in Downtown Springfield Promotes Reuse!

By Claire Cuozzo, Outreach and Education Fellow

This past Sunday, the Center for EcoTechnology participated in Make-It Springfield, a collaborative community revitalization initiative hosted by UMass Amherst and MassDevelopment. With clear blue skies overhead, we teamed up with community members to create a public mosaic mural in an alcove off of Worthington Street in Springfield. Through the vision and guidance of local mosaicist Robert Markey, the crew used donated tiles and other materials from EcoBuilding Bargains, our reused building materials store, to create this beautiful community art project!

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Celebrating 40 Years: Building Green

By Kelsey Colpitts, Marketing Fellow  

In October, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) named Massachusetts the most energy efficient state for the fifth year in a row! Since 1976, the Center for EcoTechnology has contributed to this progress and remained on the cutting edge of green building technology. To celebrate our 40th year, we look at the green construction services, education and support CET has provided to help save residents and builders money and energy.

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Creative Reuse Project: Make Your Own Mosaic!

By Kelsey Colpitts, Marketing Fellow

For our latest upcycling project, we made mosaics in preparation for an upcoming event we are having in collaboration with Make-It Springfield! This free public event will involve using tiles donated from EcoBuilding Bargains to create a mosaic in Springfield that adds art and beauty to the downtown. We are excited to be working under the guidance of Robert Markey, an experienced artist who has completed mosaic installations around the world! This event will take place over 2 days: June 5 and June 12, both from 1pm-5pm. It is recommended for children ages 12 and up, however younger children are invited to participate if they will be closely monitored by an adult. We hope to see you there!

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