|Al Heath was a builder, designer, and contractor of energy efficient housing for more than 15 years. He now provides consulting services to builders and homeowners on all aspects of high-efficiency, super-insulation, passive solar design for new home construction and older home retrofit. The house that he completed in 2005, heats comfortably on 1.5 cords of wood and 75 gallons of K1. 75% of domestic hot water is provided by an active solar system.|
|Cold Climate Home The purpose of this web site is to educate homeowners, contractors, real estate agents, and other interested parties and to promote the renovation of existing homes to very high energy efficiency standards or what is called “Deep Energy Retrofit.”.|
This web site will show you how to radically change the energy use of your home which represents a large part of our state’s and country’s energy pie.
|Energysmiths Helping people create buildings and communities that connect us to the natural world, relying on sustainable systems that support both human and planetary health.|
|Green Fret ConsultingTopher Belknap, Green Building Consultant.|
Our goal is to provide you with as energy-efficient, green, comfortable, a home as possible. We can help with older homes or new homes, or dreams you have yet to even put on paper. Energy audits, Site evaluations, Heat loss analysis, and Questions answered.
|Island Carpentry, Inc. is a contracting company located in Midcoast Maine. For 25 years we have specialized in new construction as well as renovations and additions. Ourdesigns incorporate passive solar orientation, super insulation, radiant heat,and options to produce electricity and hot water from solar.|
|Emerald BuildersOffering Green Home Solutions, Bowdoinham, ME|
|Eco-Village One- Maine's First Affordable Zero-Energy Housing Development Our proposed homes will feature:|
|Midcoast Energy Systems. The mission of Mid-Coast Energy Systems is to provide customers with the highest quality plumbing, heating and electrical installation and service. It is our responsibility to stay on the cutting edge of our trade. We provide our customers with professional expertise and superior workmanship.|
|Penobscot Home Performance. Services include a home performance energy audit, installation of energy efficient improvements and a final home evaluation.|
|Maine Green Building Supplyis your complete source for genuine green building materials. We supply actual construction products that are straight forward to use and easily specified into your plan. We research the most practical environmental construction materials and energy systems available. At Maine Green Building Supply, our products and expertise can help reduce energy usage, create a healthy indoor environment, all the while considering the health of our planet. Browse our website, call or visit our showroom. We venture beyond the standard to find what you need to make your project green and protect our planet.|
|Advanced Energy Panels are not storm windows, nor are they replacement windows. Rather, they are window insulation - a window insulation panel made to insulate those drafty windows that you have now.|
|Green Fret Interior Storms|
We build interior storm windows for many applications. Including triple pane versionsfor demanding applications (such as single pane windows, skylights, extra large windows,and extremely efficient buildings). Interior storms are available in natural pine, bright white primed, or custom wood and paint options. We ship, in kit form, anywhere in the U.S.
|DIY interior window insulation panels|
This web page shows exactly how to build window insulation panels that can double the R value of your windows and save you a bundle on your heating bill. They cost about $1.00/sq. ft. to make and take 2 people about 30-40 minutes per window to make.
|Downeast Interior Storms|
These interior storm windows are manufactured in Newcastle, Maine. The business serves most areas in northern New England. The storm windows can be installed in virtually any window frame and each window frame is individually measured to ensure a perfect fit.
|Alteris Inc. The people of Alteris Renewables passionately believe that expanding our use of clean and renewable energy will help build our economy, and create a better, more sustainable lifestyle for us all. We also believe you shouldn'thave to be wealthy to afford clean energy. That’s why we do everything we canto make solar and wind energy affordable for our customers. After all, unlike oil or coal, no corporation owns the sun or wind. We simply provide the technology, experience,and service needed to make these natural and unlimited resources available to everyone.|
|American Sun Electricis a NABCEP certified Solar Photovoltaic installer, all installations are carried out by an accredited Master Electrician. Our dual licensing allows for a full Electrical service - from producing the electricity on your roof, down to installing the light switches that will allow you to turn on and utilize the energy that you created.|
|Heliotropic Technologiesis a renewable energy systems and energy engineering company that has been located in Boothbay Harbor since 1980. Heliotropic Technologies was created to help the world become a better place by doing its part to reduce energy consumption and human-induced global climate change, while offering rewarding jobs to its employees. Energy independence, demand for low intrinsic energy products, global climate awareness and other green marketing incentives have increased the demand for services and products that Heliotropic Technologies is uniquely positioned to provide.|
|Independent Power specializes in the design and installation of electric power systems for Maine homes and businesses, not served by utility companies. Unique, remote, and challenging sites are our specialty. We also install automatic standby generator systems, providing back-up power and peace of mind for full-time residences as well as seasonal homes.|
|Maine Solar specializing in "Off-Grid" power production|
|Penobscot Solar Designis a full service provider of quality, installed alternative electric systems. We specialize in off-grid sales, design and installation of solar, wind and back-up electrical systems. We are committed to helping our customers find the best solutions to their electrical needs. Penobscot Solar Design has been installing quality off-grid systems for 14 years . Our office is 100% solar powered. We live with what we sell. Our employees also all live off grid. We believe in what we do.|
|ReVision Energy(formerly Energy Works LLC) is a full service company offering design, sales, installation and service. We don't just sell equipment. We have a trained staff of licensed and insured technicians who are experts in their fields.|
|Since 1975 Solar Market has been designing and installing renewable energy systems for a wide range of applications.|
We offer renewable energy technology that is both state of the art and dependable. Our experienced product team constantly surveys and tests energy products available on the market. We use only the most reliable, cost effective technologies, incorporating them into renewable energy solutions that easily integrate into your home or business.
|Maine Energy Performance Solutions is an energy service company, specializing in design andimplementation of solar installations and energy efficiency strategies.We provide energy management to your business that make buildingsmore comfortable, healthier and affordable to operate.|
|Build your own greenhouse with a PVC frame and greenhouse plastic.|
Other plans can be found as part of a descriptive 20 page paper from the university of Georgia extension service:http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/B910.htm
|A. E. Sampson & Son Ltd.Wood Flooring from the forests of Maine|
A. E. Sampson and Son Ltd. has been milling wood flooring for decades. The quality of our flooring reflects the experience of those many years. Our Maine mill is close to premier hardwood and softwood forests ensuring Sampson's high quality raw material. You can purchase with confidence some of the finest wood flooring on the market.
|BrightBuilt Barn isthe product of a collaboration among a team of some of the Northeast’s top green professionals,who decided to create a prototype for the sustainable house of the 21st century. The result is an award-winning, practical, affordable, beautiful structure that is one of the only buildings in theworld to be designed to be truly carbon neutral: by making more clean energy than it consumes, overits lifespan, BrightBuilt Barn will actually offset all the atmospheric greenhouse gases producedby its construction.|
|Guy Marsden's extensive web site details the design and installation of his 4kW solar power system,solar building heating system,solar domestic hot water system,solar powered lawnmower conversion, and his Sustainable livingefforts. |
|Hjälmaren,Topher Belknap's superinsulated, passive solar, timber framed, Larsen truss home.Very energy efficient home with few gadgets. It is heated on two cords per year, anduses around 150 kilowatt-hours per month.|
This website has a step by step description of the building process, a description of thetimber frame,and the larsen truss,an ongoing journal,the architectural patternsused, an accounting of energyused, and some descriptions of improvements made since it was built.
|Welcome to theMaine Solar House of Bill & Debbi Lord.Our website is filled with information on how we harvest Free energy from the sun!|
Why pay for home electricity and heating fuel when the sun offers a free alternative? Time to create your own energy policy.
|Build It Solar|
|Kill A Watt meter|
Simply connect appliances to the Kill A Watt™, and it will assess how efficient they really are. Large LCD display will count consumption by the Killowatt-hour, same as your local utility. You can calculate your electrical expenses by the day, week, month, even an entire year. Now you'll know if it is time for a new refrigerator or if that old air conditioner is still saving you money. With the amazing Kill A Watt™ you'll know "Watts" killing you.
|Blueline Power Cost Monitorcan help you save up to 20 cents on every dollar you're spending right now on your electricity bill - without changing your lifestyle. And the PowerCost Monitor™ can help you do it. A sensor mounts to your electric meter and sends real time electric usage information to the portable monitor up to 100 feet away.|
Why wait for your electricity bill when you can see what you are spending on electricity as you spend it. With a PowerCost Monitor™ you can tell at a glance how much electricity your home is consuming - moment-to-moment and in total.
|The ScanGauge II Automotive Computer mounts to your dash and provides four simultaneous real timedisplays of such things as MPG, Cost per mile, fuel per trip, fuel remaining andother useful info. The built-in Scan Tool allows you to read trouble codes anddiagnose potentially expensive problems before they get out of hand. |
Mount this tool to your dashboard and it will help you learn to conserve fuel by showing your real-time MPG. Many users have reported significant gas savings.
|Ascendant Energy. Solar provides the solution to our energy, environmental, and economic needs now.Daily, the sun delivers clean electricity, hot water, space heating and cooling that lets everyone lock-in today's energy prices forever.|
Ascendant Energy brings solar to a higher plane by developing roof tops, parking areas, and other underutilized real estate. Using innovative technology and financing, Ascendant is making solar current.
|ART TEC Solarmanufactures solar powered Differential Temperature Controllers for closed loop solar heating applications. Designed to control solar powered pumps in closed loop solar heating systems, these controllers improve performance by preventing the pump from running if the collectors become cooler than the storage tank. This typically occurs on overcast days and early and late on cold days when there is enough sunlight on the solar panel to power the pump, but the collectors are not hotter than the storage tank.|
|The Dawn Solar System®uses heat generated by the sun shining directly onto a roof. Solar energy is absorbed and transferred into a concealed, patent-pending collection system that is hidden just below the roof tiles. There is no ugly collector that is visible from the street.|
Because the systems are hidden from sight, they're hidden from the elements - like rain and wind too. The nearly indestructible renewable energy system becomes an integral part of a hardened building envelope that provides storm resistance, energy security and lower operating costs by replacing fossil fuels and electricity with solar energy.
|Evacuated tube solar collectors made in Maine.|
EOS Solar designs and manufactures ISO9001: 2000 certified products that are innovative, and environmentally friendly. They are specifically designed by working tradesmen to offset greenhouse gas CO2 emissions and the energy produced by the burning of fossil fuels. It is our goal to reduce consumer energy costs, help protect our environment, and provide jobs to the the traditional Plumbing and Heating Trades. The EOS-S Series is our solution for heating domestic hot water, radiant floor heating, process water heating, and pool or spa heating.
|Purist Energy was founded in 2004 with the realization that though much of the technical aspects of renewable energy technologies had been researched and field tested, most installations still required significant installation costs and lacked uniformity and quality control of appliances. The first product for development is a line of prepackaged solar thermal appliances, reflecting the fact that water heating typically accounts for over 15% of residential energy consumption. Coupled with any of the various available solar collectors, these systems reduce the complexity of installation and can be self installed, installed by the conventional trades, or installed by solar-specialized trades.|
|Efficiency Maine - program of the Public Utilities Commission|
Efficiency Maine's Residential Lighting Program enlists the participation of and works closely with manufacturers and lighting retailers to encourage them to produce and sell energy efficient lighting products to the residents of Maine.
Currently participating retailers are displaying instant, redeemable-at-cash-register coupons. Look for $1.50 instant coupons on ENERGY STAR qualified compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) and $12 off ENERGY STAR qualified outdoor CFL hard-wired fixtures, indoor hard-wired fixtures, table lamps, floor lamps, torchieres and hard-wired ceiling fans with integrated light kits.
Many Maine residents are having trouble meeting their needs for heating, transportation and food due to rising fuel prices. University of Maine Cooperative Extension has established this Web site to provide research-based information on saving money through energy conservation and alternative energy sources.
|Carbon Free HomesWe're here to help Maine households cut down on energy use, save money and become part of the solution to global warming by purchasing clean energy and reducing their CO2 output. This site offers you all you need to reduce your home's carbon footprint:|
|Passivehaus Maineis a passionate and diverse group committed to decreasing carbon emissions,decreasing dependency on foreign fuels and decreasing costs for winter heating acrossthe economic strata in Maine. Passive House represents the ultimate answer to energyconservation in buildings by eliminating up to 90% of required energy use.|
|Maine Solar Energy Association|
For Information about MESEA, email: email@example.com
Richard Komp, President
Maine Solar Energy Association
17 Rockwell Rd. SE
Jonesport ME 04649
|Inspired by diverse faith perspectives, Maine Interfaith Power and Lightworks to protect the natural world from climate change by engaging the faith communities and people of Maine in energy conservation and the use of clean, renewable energy.|
|The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) is the Northeast'sleading organization of professionals and concerned citizens working in sustainable energy and whole systems thinking. NESEA facilitates the widespread adoption and use of sustainable energy by providing support to industry professionals and by educating and motivating consumers to learn about, ask for, and adopt sustainable energy and green building practices. NESEA accomplishes this through its Building Energy conference and trade show, K-12 resources, an advocacy network, high profile public events such as the Tour de Sol and the Green Building Open House, its chapters and members, and its Sustainable Green Pages.|
|The Natural Resources Council of Maine is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization protecting, restoring, and conserving Maine's environment, now and for future generations.|
We work to improve the quality of Maine's rivers, reduce poisonous chemicals threatening human and wildlife health, decrease air and global warming pollution, and conserve Maine lands. NRCM harnesses the power of the law, science, and the voices of almost 11,000 supporters statewide and beyond. Together, we are making a difference. Help us protect the nature of Maine - become a member today!
|Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, (MOFGA) formed in 1971, is the oldest and largest state organic organization in the country. |
Mission: The purpose of the Association is to help farmers and gardeners grow organic food, protect the environment, recycle natural resources, increase local food production, support rural communities, and illuminate for consumers the connection between healthful food and environmentally sound growing practices.
They also produce the annual Common Ground country Fair in Unity, Maine.
|The Chewonki Foundation. Fostering an appreciation for the natural world and for working in community with others.|
|Lincoln Academy Climate Action Club|
We are a student run club at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Maine. We are dedicated to fighting global warming, both in our school and community. We are currently working on many advocacy projects. All club members are extremely dedicated and committed to making our school and town a better place.
|Federal Tax Credits for Renewable Energy Systems|
|Maine's Solar Energy Rebate Program|
The Solar Energy Rebate Program applies to solar electric and thermal energy systems purchased after July 1, 2005. Rebated and grants are also available for significant building efficiency upgrades.