Building raises the bar for greenThe Portland Press Herald reports on the Bright Built Barn, a net-zero home where we installed the renewable energy systems:

If visitors notice green lights glowing from the base of Keith and Mary
Collins’ new office-studio in Rockport, they shouldn’t be concerned. They’re
a real-time indicator that solar panels on the roof are producing more power
than the building needs, and sending the excess electricity into the regional

The glowing “light skirt” is a graphic way to call attention to a building that’s
engineered to generate more power over the year than it consumes – a “net
zero” or “zero energy” design, as architects say. The project is among the
first of its kind in Maine.

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