The Case For The Zero Energy Home: Maine Solar

The Case For The Zero Energy Home: Maine Solar

As we mentioned last week in our blog post, solar is usually the easiest way to tap into energy production on your site. That being said, Maine has been diligently fighting to keep solar a viable option.  To keep up with what’s going on in Maine, we recommend...
Why You Should Super Insulate Your Home

Why You Should Super Insulate Your Home

What does it mean to build a super insulated home? I often get asked what my recommendation for insulation is. Both the type of insulation to use, and how much. But let me ask you a different question. What are you really looking for in your home? Comfort? Savings?...
Energy Efficient Timber Frame Remodel

Energy Efficient Timber Frame Remodel

Timber frame homes offer unique challenges during a remodel. What often makes them beautiful and attractive to most homeowners, also makes them challenging for space requirements. Context:  The lovely couple that owned this home were struggling with some interesting...
Before & After – The Timber Frame Home

Before & After – The Timber Frame Home

Thanks for checking back in over the last couple of weeks to see the sneak peaks of this recently completed remodel! I told you last week that I would let you in on my favorite part of this whole renovation this last Friday in March!  Well here it is: Insulation!!! I...
How To Turn a Little Ranch Home Into a Modern Beauty

How To Turn a Little Ranch Home Into a Modern Beauty

Context:  This homeowner was looking to give their 800 SF home a little more breathing room.  Their only option on the site was to go up, and they were looking to change the look of their home from a ranch home to something more modern! Conclusion:  These homeowners...

Eco Friendly Home Design for 2016

Happy 2016 everyone! Today is the day to set those yearly goals! And our wish for you this year is that you only set one goal! What’s that? We’d love for you to join us weekly on our blog as we talk about all things surrounding energy efficient design!...