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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 »
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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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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 »
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 »
Boston E+ Green Building Program – 226 – 232 Highland St

The E+ Green Building Program is an intiative the City of Boston / Boston Redevelopment Authority purposed to proving the feasibility of regenerative multi-unit residential buildings and to building energy and environmentally positive homes in Boston Read More »
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Bennington Superior Courthouse and State Office Building

The renovated Bennington Superior Courthouse and State Office Building is now one of the healthiest and most energy efficient buildings in the state of Vermont. The vision for the project focused on the development of a healthy indoor work environmen Read More »
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Scionwood Retreat

It is now February of 2016 and at Scionwood Retreat, Kathryn and I have lived in a 100% sustainable sourced Net Zero Energy Home since 2006. It happened instantaneously nearly 10 years ago in September of that year. I will share our story with you an Read More »
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Echo Lake Residence

The clients, who hired us to design this home on their lake area property, had done their homework. They had a good grasp of what they wanted to acheive, and how they might get there. The goal from the onset was a net-zero home with as much passive s Read More »
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Mission Zero House

When Matt and Kelly Grocoff first bought the Victorian-era Gauss house, it was their dream house . . . complete with lead paint, asbestos siding, zero insulation (except for a layer of newspaper in the attic dated 1902), a 1957 gas furnace, a fridge Read More »
Modern Portland Residence

The Modern Portland Residence design is a balance of sustainability, the client's needs, budget, and context. In order to save on precious floor area, energy use, and money, an efficient floor plan was developed exploring bold moves like eliminatin Read More »
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The ROSE Cottage Project

This project takes the long-term investment of a high energy performance home (Zero Net Energy) and adds function and value by adding a multi-generational use layout and incorporating aging-in-place features. Although privately funded, the project wa 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 »
Indra's Energy+ Household

This projects describes the steps taken to retrofit an exsiting single family home in Cupertino California to be net energy positive including daily transportation needs. The house has maintained net energy positive status for 5 years straight showin Read More »
Hitchcock Center for the Environment

The Hitchcock Center for the Environment (HCE) is a nonprofit environmental education center in Amherst, MA that has served Western Massachusetts for over 50 years. The Center serves over 9,000 visitors annually through educational programing and ev Read More »
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