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Viridescent Building

Viridescent BuildingMaine's First Net Positive Passive House - Falmouth, MaineTideSmart Global is an experiential marketing company in Falmouth, Maine that is committed to investing in the future of its employees, its community, and the sustainabilit Read More »
Passive active including electricity space heating and DHW
Curved Contemporary

This home was designed more than 30 years ago for my wife Frances and I and our two children. Our two sons have moved out, and we've been working towards net zero. Electrically we have made it; we have a 5.85kW PV array with a net meter. Finally, las Read More »
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Cape Cod Passive House

This is the third house in Massachusetts to achieve PHIUS+ Passive House Certification and the second one in Falmouth.  The home, which is owned by the CPHC and his wife, has a living area of 2,400 ft2. Read More »
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KVCC Sustainable Agriculture Building

With the acquisition of nearly 800 acres of land, Kennebec Valley Community College is developing the Alfond Campus. SMRT designed the first new building on the site, a laboratory and classroom building that includes 3 labs; food prep/packaging, soil Read More »
finished! Before DER section no more roof air barrier (sort of) foam and furring yikes that's a lot of foam blower door caulking the framing custom siding profile salvaged flooring to patch our century-old floors Omnisense sensor buried in the exterior wall dense-packed cellulose
Revell Retrofit

The owners, Peter and Rachel Stevens, are also the architects. As they started renovations, it became clear that most of the systems and finishes needed replacing, which made this two-family a perfect candidate for a Deep Energy Retrofit. All the ext Read More »
Taft House Zip Air Barrier Window Frame Detail Basement Insulation Attic Cellulose Insulation Siding HRV Living Room Garage Solar PV Panels
Taft School Residence

The Taft Residence serves as a home and teaching device, supplying one teacher, and his/her family, with a living residence while offering a learning example for the Taft students of how a high-performance home is designed. This private school was fo Read More »
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Dickson Residence

The Dickson Residence is the project of David Dickson, an architectural designer and design-builder, whose passion for sustainabilty translated to his new home. The tight site thoughtfuly nestles this ~2,000 square foot home behind an existing brick Read More »
Front of Benker Residence Solar tracking PV array Back of Benker Residence Slab Insulation Spray Foam at Roof Rafters Blown in Batt Insulation in walls Blown in Batt Insulation at ceiling Rainscreen under construction ERV
Benker Residence

In constructing the Benker residence, the Glastonbury Housesmith built a durable, energy-efficient, and healthy home for the residents. The home focuses on longevity, including features like extra insulation for rot prevention and a stronger structu Read More »
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Waitsfield Town Offices

Maclay Architects was initially hired to explore several possible project sites for renovation or new construction of the new town offices. The town offices have outgrown their current location in the lower level of the town library. They are not whe Read More »
Hobart Net Zero in Massachusetts

This is a rebuild and Deep Energy Retrofit of a 1970's ranch with a full poured cement cellar, with a 1990's addition on concrete piers. The location, within the coastal zone, precluded any expansion of the footprint, but expansion upward was allow Read More »
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Trolle Residence

Builder Mike Trolle is no stranger to high performance homes, so he fully embraced these concepts when designing his own home. The home was constructed on the site of a previous home, retaining the foundation wall for structural support. This Passive Read More »
Lefler Project

We made an attempt to be 2020 compliance to CA. AB-32 using our factory built modular home. We were recognized by PGE "CA ADVANCED HOME" and USGBC-C4 for a 2014 "Green Home Nomination" Our first year of operation costs total $900 Gas and electric whi Read More »
Spray foam in double stud walls 25" of cellulose in attic Cellulose filling double stud wall cavities ERV Single Family Home Small baseboards provide heat
EcoVillage Ithaca: TREE

TREE is the third neighborhood to join EcoVillage Ithaca, a group of cohousing developments in northern New York that promote clean, emission-free living in a community setting. TREE is a multifamily, co-housing residence that began construction in 2 Read More »
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Mechanic Street Passive House

When the Hevenor family approached Steve DeMetrick of DeMetrick Housewrights about building their new home in Wakefield, Rhode Island, they already knew that they wanted a Passive House. This young family of four had purchased an infill lot close to Read More »
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Charlotte VT House

This is a 2800 SF single family residence for a family of four located in East Charlotte, VT. The house was completed August 1st 2007   The goal was to create a house with as little environmental impact as possible while maintaining a high level of Read More »
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