With panoramic views of Rockland's waterfront from a suspended 3rd floor balcony, this new energy-efficient home was built on a budget of $140/sf.
- Single-Family Residence
- Lawrence St, Rockland, ME 04841
- 1,400 sq ft
- Zero net energy
- Event Participation:
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2012 Host
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2013 Host
- Solar PV
- To generate electricity
- Additional Financial Notes:
- Electricity Use: estimated 300 kWH / month
Professionals & Suppliers
- Black Brothers: Brenan Black
What You Need to Know
Grid Tied PV Under construction, framing right now! Very tight budget, spectacular views over the harbor, double stud wall dense-packed cellulose construction, great south facing passive solar design, very low energy use (12 kBTU / sf / year). A compact house that respects the neighborhood street pattern, on a simple rectangular foundation, with no basement. Guest rooms, storage & services on the 1st floor. Open plan living spaces on the 2nd floor. Primary work space & Bedroom on the 3rd floor. Exterior doors & decks facing east, to frame stunning views of the breakwater lighthouse & Penobscot Bay. Large south facing windows, to capture winter sun, protected by exterior slats providing summer shade. A carport structure doubling as a large 2nd floor deck. A balcony suspended off the 3rd floor providing a crow's nest perch for two, with a 270 degree view.
Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:
Loose Fill Cellulose Daylighting, Energy Star Appliances, Energy Star rated, FSC Certified Wood, LEED certified, Local Materials, Non-Toxic Products, Passive Solar, Recycled Materials, Super Insulated Walls/ Roof
Open House Info:
Rockland ME on the East End. Ocean St to Atlantic St, right on Lawrence St. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=rockland+me+zip&hl=en&ll=44.096214,-69.104623&spn=0.001801,0.002409&client=safari&oe=UTF-8&t=h&z=19&vpsrc=6 A couple "from away" wanting an in-town office/home suitable for extended vacations, with 2 independent work areas & a modern take on the Maine vernacular. A site with panoramic views of Rockland's working waterfront & historic breakwater lighthouse. An historic neighborhood with an established urban pattern of small properties & houses in close proximity. A very tight budget and a low energy/net zero energy goal. The house is open from 10am to 4pm.
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