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New Small House built to PHIUS standards, Penobscot Bay, Maine

comments (6) July 16th, 2012 in Project Gallery, 2013 HOUSES Awards Gallery         Pin It
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Penobscot Bay from living area
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Penobscot Bay from living area


 

 

In late 2010, L J Gail, an ex-sailor, retired Physician Assistant and artist asked us to design and build her a durable energy efficient PHIUS house at the water's edge of Belfast Maine's Penobscot Bay. She wanted a small house with modest cost, and most important, a house with an understated beauty to befit the Maine waterfront site, a rare south-facing wooded bluff on the Bay just east of Belfast. The house was to be traditional in appearance and yet completely passive solar and durable enough to meet many years of the demands of the Bay's frequent rough weather. Beauty was to be sought in simple functionality and then the durability by our design and thoughtful adherence to the most progressive current building practices. We think we achieved that goal because since residency was established last November 1st, the 1453 sq.ft. house with 1297 sq.ft. of useable floor space has used a modest 981kwh or 4.6kwh per day for all its energy needs, including heat... or in other words 60 cents per day for all energy needs, including heat. This is not some estimate, this is what Jeanne has spent this last 7 months.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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