ARCHITECTS WILLIAMS HICKOX
captures direct or reflected sunlight
(depending on its installation), bumping
the amount of energy produced up 30
percent. “The two revolutionary aspects of
HIT double are the aesthetics and
technology,” says Sanyo solar development
executive Robert Zerner. It also combines
flexibility and innovative possibilities for
integration, making HIT Double a welcome
addition to solar technology’s cutting edge.
Terrene, an e
product placement • New
Englanders are setting the
trends for independently
owned one-stop green
shopping. First there was
building supply company that is on to its
fourth and fifth locations in Middletown,
Rhode Island, and West Yarmouth,
Massachusetts. Now, Nicole Goldman,
owner of Cape Cod eco home design outfit
g Green Design Center, is introducing
franchising opportunities in 33 states, with
a special focus on the Eastern Seaboard.
The first offshoot of the company opens in
Worcester, Massachusetts, this summer.
For locations for either company, visit
their websites at
ggreendesign.com. — m.j.q.
spin it good • In just a few minutes, the
spin dryer ($135) from Laundry Alternatives
in Middletown Springs, Vermont, whips the
water out of up to 12 pounds of your wet,
washed clothes with a motor that runs
3,200 rotations per minute. The petite
device measures 24 inches high and weighs
just over 20 pounds; it plugs into a normal
110-volt outlet and
uses 300 watts of
electricity per spin.
There are concrete
energy savings (the
unit cuts drying time in a conventional dryer
significantly, if not totally) and more
abstract savings (forgoing hot dryers keeps
clothes newer longer; fewer clothes
purchased means less greenhouse gas
emissions from textile mills). To order,
laundry-alternative.com or call
888-813-9559. — m.j.q.
The Evolution begins here.
At HICKOX WILLIAMS ARCHITECTS we design some of the most beautiful
places to live in Boston and beyond. For over twenty-five years we’ve studied the
nature of this region’s architecture incorporating its living spirit into our work.
We collaborate with each of our clients, first to imagine and then to build the
perfect project - for them.
58 Winter Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02108
542.1080 | 617.542.3467 fax | www.hickoxwilliams.com