Green Building Tour: Redfern House
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Location: 18 Victor Street, Portland, Maine (Map)
The Redfern House is an outstanding example of a home that is truly healthy, extremely efficient, highly durable, and ecologically and socially responsible.
This innovative home, located on an in-fill lot in Portland is one of only several “Platinum” rated homes in Maine, but is perhaps more distinguished by its combination of comfort, efficiency, design and relative affordability.
The 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home was designed to be highly functional, making maximum use of its 1700 square feet, and featuring thoughtful spaces and attractive finishes. Requiring no fossil fuels, the home relies largely on its solar systems (both a Solar Thermal and a Photovoltaic system) for energy. Extremely inexpensive to operate and maintain, the Redfern House was built to demonstrate that “green” building principles, when properly applied, can lead to smart and economical residences.
The homeowners, developers and architect will be on hand to provide details and answer questions about this green home. Refreshments will be provided.
The cost to attend the tour is $10 for USGBC Maine Chapter members, $12 for non-members. To register for the event, visit the Maine Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council’s website.