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whitekayak2002

Rammed Earth: Energy Efficient and Cozy in Maine

What You Need to Know

Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:

New construction included Thermotech Fiberglass triple pane windows; Phoenix composting toilets; denim insulation in ceiling; partially recycled metal roof; recycled lumber for floors, doors, cabinets, beams; heat to air exchanger; energy-efficient lighting

My Motivation:

To benefit the environment by using as few non-renewable resources as possible

Experience with Installer:

ReVision Energy: excellent in every aspect. Easy to work with, did the work on time and as detailed in contract. Found us a cheaper panel after visiting the site, so our costs were lower than originally estimated.

Additional Notes:

Barbara Sassaman, house designer, listened to what we envisioned and designed the house to meet our needs. We are very, very happy with the design and her work. Bill Shaw, builder, was willing to try new building techniques (rammed earth) and easy to work with. Every detail is artistically and perfectly executed. There are no defects that we have found in the two years we've lived here.

Open House Info:

Open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Oct. 13, 2012. Parking available on street. Three steps up to front door.

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