A Solar House with Soul in Wiscasset, Maine

A brand new passive solar house completes the first piece of a long held dream for homeowner Jason Peacock. A builder and LEED Accredited Professional, B.A. Jason also works at Maine Green Building Supply where he has honed his sustainable knowledge. Passionate about green, when Jason bought 36 acres of land just outside of Wiscasset, Maine he had a very specific vision in mind. “I want to create a solar community with half a dozen homes, as well as seasonal rentals for eco-minded travelers,” says Peacock. “I want to put my passion for green building and living into something tangible, something I can show others first hand and say look at what can be done. And, seasonal rentals will be a great way for vacationers to experience a green home and see that it’s no different in comfort and beauty than traditional homes, but with the huge benefits of efficiency and toxin free materials.”

The house itself is a super insulated, passive solar design. The two bedroom, one-and-a-half bath sits on a Frost Protected Shallow Foundation (popular in Scandinavian countries). Open cell spray foam insulation equaling an R-25 value in the 2×6 wall construction with a thermal break on the studs and R-50 in the ceilings keeps... Continue Reading on Green Homes of Maine...

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