This LEED Platinum, net-zero energy residence for the Unity College president is an educational model for campus, the region, and higher education.
- Unity College
- Educational institution
- 90 Quaker Hill Road, Unity, ME 04988
- 1,937 sq ft
- Energy need met:
- 100% or more of electricity
- Zero net energy
- Event Participation:
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2012 Host
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2013 Host
- Energy Efficiency
- January 2008
- Size of System:
- 5.4 kW
- To generate electricity
Completed in 2008, the 1,937-square-foot Unity House is the on-campus home of Unity College's president and family. This net-zero carbon residence also hosts campus events and classes. It is a symbol of the college’s sustainability outreach efforts, and features a 5.4 kW photovoltaic array, a solar hot water system, and a cold climate heat pump. The Unity House produces enough electricity to meet its annual needs. The LEED Platinum home for the college president uses passive solar design, high-efficiency thermal insulation, and was built with recycled, non-toxic, locally sourced materials.
Open House Info:
Join us for the NESEA GBOH October 13, 2012. On campus, find the Unity House to the north of Quaker Hill Road. Enter the parking area near the white farm house (Constable Hall) and drive to the back end of the parking lot past two student residence halls.
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