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  • The Performance House

    The Performance House is recognized as one of Connecticut’s “greenest” houses. From the outside, the traditional Nantucket style house looks no different than other homes in the neighborhood, but the super efficient home was built to meet, and in some cases exceed, Green Building Standards. Craftsmanship, attention to detail and the low thermal expansion rate made Integrity Wood-Ultrex® windows the right choice for the job. Learn more about the Performance House and the Integrity products used at awhastings.com/project-profiles.

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  • Coastal Perspectives With Hastings Project Manager Betsy Ellery

    When designing for New England coastal projects, architects can take advantage of beautiful surroundings and dramatic ocean views – but they also must take into account the special considerations that come with coastal construction. Achieving the desired results can mean navigating a complex landscape of building codes, product guidelines and weather concerns – all while managing client expectations for performance and aesthetics. Hastings Project Manager Betsy Ellery shares her thoughts on why it’s so important for architects to be able to trust the team behind them when designing for the coast.  “I spend a lot of time working with and

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  • Coastal Perspectives With Meteorologist Adam Strzempko

    “Even though it is expected to be a more active season than normal there is really no way to tell what storms will make landfall.” – Adam Strzempko, WWLP-22News Weekend Meteorologist  When it comes to coastal design and construction, weather will have a huge effect on the long-term performance of a project.  While damaging weather is a four-season concern, on the coast it’s often hurricanes that grab the majority of the headlines. With the 2013 hurricane season now underway, homeowners on the Atlantic coast should anticipate another active hurricane season this year. The prediction for 2013 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric

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  • Coastal Perspectives With Architect Michael McKinley

    “All attention is directed to the shoreline now – people will continue to build right on the ocean no matter what happens. But that’s where our clients are. The terrain has changed – it’s a whole new world out there.” – Michael McKinley, Michael McKinley and Associates, LLC When designing coastal projects, today’s architects must navigate a complex and changing landscape of codes and regulations, minimizing risk and managing their clients’ expectations for coastal living along the way. We caught up with Stonington, Connecticut Architect Michael McKinley, who specializes in designing exceptional coastal homes in New England communities, to learn more

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  • Coastal Perspectives With Hastings Sales Rep Vin Andrews

    The New England coastline offers unforgettable views and a relaxed lifestyle that draws people to live there, resulting in construction opportunities. However, sometimes these projects are complex, requiring special consideration of the project site and coastal environment. The good news is, with the right product mix and careful evaluation, the coastal market offers huge potential for retailers and their customers. Recently, we caught up with Vin Andrews, Hastings’ Retail Business Development Manager in Rhode Island, for a closer look at some key points to consider when working on coastal projects. Q – When it comes to coastal building, which are more stringent

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