Main Eco Homes Bring Traditional Look to Net Zero Buildings

The 39 solar panels on the roof of the MEH model resale home will produce roughly 12,000 kWh each year, enough to power all of the ‘plug’ loads in the home as well as a mini-split air source heat pump heating system. The home features a suite of Energy Star appliances including range, dryer, and refrigerator. An efficient electric water tank will provide hot water for dishes, laundry, showers, etc. Read more

Melissa Coleman Launches the “Bright Minded Home”

Melissa Coleman, a freelance writer who lives in the Platinum LEED-rated Cranberry Ridge Home, has launched a new blog called the Bright Minded Home.  The blog, which has a companion column in Maine Home + Design magazine, offers an investigation into the art of creating healthy, beautiful, and energy efficient homes. For a taste of… Read more

Net-Zero Modulars Going Mainstream

This home in Falmouth served as a model for what a modular green home might look like. In addition to extreme energy efficiency, it uses solar hot water collectors for domestic hot water and supplemental radiant heating. At ReVision we’ve had the honor to work on several pilot projects for net-zero homes – projects like… Read more