Interlock boosted employment for a dozen impoverished youths from rural Massachusetts this summer.
In addition to documenting the project for an open source website, we upheld the gold standard in green building renovations.
Communities Collaborative Inc, a foster care advocacy agency in Orange, Massachusetts, supervised the project. The team refurbished the non-profit wing of the Orange Innovation Center where we have a year-round soundstage studio.
The retrofitted loft offices will become a green-technology training institute.
It was eye-opening for Interlock staffers, who, as the art directors, ferreted out the truly green materials among those sold as such. Leftover metal from the original factory operations was turned into signage.
While helping expand affordable space for green concerns and facilitating youth training, in line with its mission of public education, Interlock learned valuable behind-the-scenes lessons in setting the groundwork for a green renaissance in central Massachusetts.