Part of our Modular Zero Collection and the first built in Maine's first net-zero energy housing community.
- Brackett Estates
- Single-Family Residence
- 50 Loop Road, Wells, ME 04090
- 1,750 sq ft
- Zero net energy
- Event Participation:
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2012 Host
- Energy Efficiency
- January 2012
- To generate electricity
- To heat hot water
- For space heating
- For air-conditioning
Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:
ENERGY EFFICIENCY FEATURES Super-insulated construction (R-40 walls and R-60 roof) Photovoltaic solar panels Solar hot water (evacuated panels) High-efficiency hydronic heating (Heat Pump) Energy-efficient triple glazed windows Airtight Construction WATER CONSERVATION FEATURES Low-flow showerheads and faucets Sustainably Produced and Durable Materials FSC certified wood products Recycled-content resilient flooring 50-year siding 40-year, recyclable metal roof Locally manufactured materials HEALTH INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURES Low VOC paints, adhesives and sealants Nontoxic finishes on flooring and cabinetry Formaldehyde-free insulation Formaldehyde-free cabinets Efficient ventilation PASSIVE DESIGN ELEMENTS Overhanging eaves and awnings sized to reject high-angle summer sun and receive low-angle winter sun. Windows sized and placed for maximum cross ventilation as well as “thermo-siphoning,” the exhaustion of high hot air and intake of low cool air. Strategically located windows reduce reliance on electric lighting.
Open House Info:
Brackett Estates is off of Loop Road, just off of 9B in Wells Maine Head west on 9B (from Rt. 1 north or south) Go 2.5 miles Turn left onto Loop Road Brackett Estates entrance is the first road on your left. The road into Brackett Estates is new and not currently recognized by Google Maps or Yahoo Maps (for GPS: put in 50 Loop Road Wells Maine 04090) The house is open from 10am to 4pm.
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