Center for EcoTechnology Hosts Blue Jean Ball

By Emily Gaylord, Marketing Manager

Over 50 contractors, builders, and green specialists filled EcoBuilding Bargains in Springfield on Friday for the first ever Blue Jean Ball. The event, which featured food, beer, a raffle, and live entertainment, was created to say thank you to partners who have helped the Center for EcoTechnology build a greener community.

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“We wanted to have a space to genuinely thank all of our partners who help us save energy and reduce waste,” said Green Building Sales Manager Susan Ash. “It’s because of them that we are able to have such an impact on this community.”

The raffle featured incredible prizes, a wheelbarrow full of beer, a 60 inch smart TV, passes to local ski resorts, and more. Entertainment was provided by the Crescent Dancers, the Pioneer Valley’s premiere Middle Eastern dance troupe. The event was emceed by Hits 94.3 personality Meghan Rothschild and Iron Duke Brewing Co. sponsored the beer. The event was sponsored by Broan NuTone and Integrity Development & Construction, Inc.


Nick Morin, Iron Duke Brewing Company, MC Meghan Rothschild, Hits 94.3


Entertainment by the Crescent Dancers

The Center for EcoTechnology offers a host of services to new-construction contractors who want to build green. Services include: HERS ratings, LEED Certification & LEED AP services, Passive House Certification, Code Testing, Infrared scanning, Energy Star certification, Energy Performance design consultation, Modular plant Energy Star certification, and more. Information can be found at

Some current projects that the New Construction department is working on include: performing commercial diagnostic testing for the Hitchcock Center in Amherst and LEED services for Christopher Heights 84 units on Village Hill in Northampton, affordable Housing development Leyden Woods in Greenfield, and 38 multi-family Units for Parsons Village in Easthampton.

For nearly 40 years the Center for EcoTechnology has offered proven advice and resources to save you money, make you more comfortable at home, and help your business perform better.

The Center for EcoTechnology helps people and businesses in Massachusetts save energy and reduce waste. They make green make sense.

Photos by Ben Coe,


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