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Shake, Rattle and Roll Out the Dough?

Too many building owners believe that renovations are too expensive because of earthquake or seismic code requirements.  This provision of the code confuses many, including code officials and design consultants.  Depending on the building code for your area, such requirements may not be necessary even for large projects.  The “devil is in the details”.  In […]

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Home Renovation’s

Four years ago I purchased my first home.  A classic cape style built in the 40’s with a kitchen wing addition built in 95. It was an exciting moment that was short lived after recognizing the chores ahead.  Many weekends of toil later I feel as though I’ve learned a thing or two when it […]

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What are Renewable Energy Certificates?

Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), also known as Green tags, Renewable Energy Credits, Renewable Electricity Certificates, or Tradable Renewable Certificates (TRCs), are tradable, non-tangible energy commodities in the United States that represent proof that 1 megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity was generated from an eligible renewable energy resource (renewable electricity). Solar renewable energy certificates (SRECs) are RECs […]

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Studying Abroad: The Architecture and Culture of Italy

American students are afforded numerous opportunities whilst attending their respective universities, and frequently one of the most important opportunities is the chance to study abroad in a foreign country.  For me, the chance to study the architecture, culture, and art of Italy was the opportunity of a lifetime.  There is no way to understate the […]

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Model Building: A Dying Art?

Rarely do we get a request to build an old-fashioned, non-digital model.  Recently however, the Okemo Mountain School requested a model of their new Fitness Facility designed by Banwell Architects.  It took a little time to find and dust off the old hand tools, but after a few days, we learned that we actually could […]

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Supporting a Great Cause

Jennifer Darling and Cristopher Salomon from Banwell Architects attended the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains second annual To Get Her There Luncheon on Friday, March 21 at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford, NH. This year’s keynote speaker was the Honorable Chief Justice Linda Stewart Dalianis of the NH Supreme Court. The […]

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Getting to Work: Anyway Possible

The Upper Valley is one of the rare places where you can enjoy both the benefits of urban and rural living. Nestled in between the White and Green Mountains, the Upper Connecticut River Valley runs along three-quarters of the Vermont / New Hampshire border. Centered in the valley, clustered around the main regional highway and […]

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Biomass Heating

Using wood as chips or pellets as a primary fuel for both space and domestic water heating in schools and commercial buildings is an active and growing part of Banwell Architects practice. Aside from fireplaces and wood stoves, our first modern biomass heating installations, starting in 1994 were in schools as part of Vermont’s pioneering […]

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