April 1


Maine Audubon
20 Gilsland Farm Road
Falmouth, ME

$15 Members / $20 Non-Members

Join us as Christopher Briley leads a presentation on the Viridescent House at TideSmart Global. Networking and breakfast, featuring a full breakfast – local, organic, creative – prepared by Local Sprouts Cooperative, will take place from 7:30 – 8:00 followed by a 45 minute presentation and a 15 minute question, answer & discussion period. Pre-registration with payment is recommended.

About the building:
In 2014 TideSmart Global completed the construction of the first net-positive building in Maine. The building is part of a $10-$15 million investment TideSmart Global is making in its sustainable campus located off Route 1 in Falmouth. The Viridescent House is a certified Passive House (or Passivhaus), a rigorous, voluntary, international standard for energy efficiency in a building. Currently, there are only a handful of net-zero buildings in the state, and this house will actually produce twice the amount of energy needed to sustain itself and therefore is a net-positive house.

TideSmart Global contracted with the Portland-based architecture firm, BRIBURN, to ensure that all the standards and regulations for Passive House certification was met. Each building material and design decision was carefully researched and selected to optimize energy efficiency.

Christopher Briley | LEED AP BD+C
Maine Licensed Architect

Chris is a founding partner and principal architect at BRIBURN. In late 2012 he teamed up with Architect Harry Hepburn and founded BRIBURN where they practice “architecture for life”, specializing in energy efficient, environmentally friendly design. For seven years prior to this he was the principal architect and founder of the Green Design Studio in Yarmouth, Maine. Chris is an Adviser and blogger at greenbuildingadvisor.com and co-host of the Green Architects’ Lounge podcast. He is an enthusiastic participant and part-time moderator for the Building Science Discussion Group in Portland, Maine, a founding member of the USGBC Maine Chapter, and a founding board member of the passivhausMAINE.

More details and tickets are available here: http://www.maineusgbc.org/event-1886874