Passive House Passes Test in Maine

March/April 2014
A version of this article appears in the March/April 2014 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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February 28, 2014
In August 2011, GO Logic, LLC, a firm headed by architect Matthew O’Malia and general contractor Alan Gibson, finished construction on the first Passive House (PH) dormitory in the United States. Located on the campus of Unity College, near Belfast, Maine, the 2,200 ft2 student residence hall, dubbed TerraHaus, houses ten students in six bedrooms. The residence comes complete with a combined kitchen and dining area and other smaller shared spaces.

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