- 26 Jordan Drive, Gorham, ME 04038
- 1,800 sq ft
- Event Participation:
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2012 Host
- Solar Space Heating
- For space heating
- Taggart Construction
This is a newly built passive solar home that was completed in December 2006. The heating system is a Baxi Luna boiler using propane to provide heat to the radiant concrete slab on grade heating system and domestic hot water supply. There is a wood stove used as a backup heat source. The radiant concrete is finished with a dark brown acid stain to produce a large surface area to absorb heat from sunlight. The driveway is permeable to minimize rainwater runoff. Rainwater is collected from the roof into a 500 gal cistern for use in watering the garden. THIS HOME IS GOLD LEVEL LEED CERTIFIED!
Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:
Blown Cellulose LEED Gold Rated, Passive Solar
Open House Info:
From Gorham center (intersection of routes 114 & 25) take route 25 west toward Standish for approx. 2 miles Take left on Wood Rd (look for Green Building Open House sign on left). It is easy to miss this turn. If you see a small while church on the left you have gone too far on Route 25. Stay on Wood Rd for approx 1 mile Turn right on Jordan Drive 1st house on left #26 on mailbox Jordan Drive is not found on Google Maps. Use "Wood Rd, Gorham, ME " for your Google Maps search. Jordan Drive is not found on all GPS devices, but Wood Rd should be found. Use zipcode "04038" to recenter the Google map on the NESEA site.
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