Green & Healthy Maine Homes Magazine

Green & Healthy Maine Homes Magazine A biannual publication dedicated to inspiring Maine homes that are as healthy for the people who live in them as they are for the planet.
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Do you or someone you know want to feel empowered to tackle carpentry projects from initial conception to planning, mate...
07/13/2021

Do you or someone you know want to feel empowered to tackle carpentry projects from initial conception to planning, material acquisition, and construction? Check out the We Built This Carpentry Workshop with sessions on 07/24 and 07/31 where an all women crew of instructors strive to provide a safe, accessible, inviting and collaborative environment for anyone interested in learning the confident operation of power and hand tools. Learn more in the link below!

https://www.ecologybasedeconomy.org/we-built-this

Do you or someone you know want to feel empowered to tackle carpentry projects from initial conception to planning, material acquisition, and construction? Check out the We Built This Carpentry Workshop with sessions on 07/24 and 07/31 where an all women crew of instructors strive to provide a safe, accessible, inviting and collaborative environment for anyone interested in learning the confident operation of power and hand tools. Learn more in the link below!

https://www.ecologybasedeconomy.org/we-built-this

Find home professionals who specialize in efficient building methods in the Green & Healthy Maine HOMES business directo...
07/08/2021

Find home professionals who specialize in efficient building methods in the Green & Healthy Maine HOMES business directory. Available in the link below.

https://greenmainehomes.com/directory

Find home professionals who specialize in efficient building methods in the Green & Healthy Maine HOMES business directory. Available in the link below.

https://greenmainehomes.com/directory

Few words are scarier to homeowners than “mold.” Yes, mold can be serious. But it doesn’t have to be terrifying. Conside...
07/07/2021

Few words are scarier to homeowners than “mold.” Yes, mold can be serious. But it doesn’t have to be terrifying. Consider this your primer on mold, mildew and fungi. Armed with a biological understanding of what makes mold thrive as well as tips on how to prevent it from growing out of control in your home, mold doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Find out more in the link below!

https://greenmainehomes.com/blog/mold-and-mildew-and-fungi

Few words are scarier to homeowners than “mold.” Yes, mold can be serious. But it doesn’t have to be terrifying. Consider this your primer on mold, mildew and fungi. Armed with a biological understanding of what makes mold thrive as well as tips on how to prevent it from growing out of control in your home, mold doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Find out more in the link below!

https://greenmainehomes.com/blog/mold-and-mildew-and-fungi

Do you work in the building trades? Want to get up to speed on Maine’s new building codes? Efficiency Maine, in partners...
07/07/2021

Do you work in the building trades? Want to get up to speed on Maine’s new building codes? Efficiency Maine, in partnership with the Maine Office of State Fire Marshal, is continuing to offer free online training for design, construction, and code enforcement professionals to help them prepare for changes to the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

Efficiency Maine is partnering with the Maine Office of State Fire Marshal to offer free webinars in June and July on the energy provisions of Maine’s new residential and commercial building codes. Learn more: https://www.efficiencymaine.com/building-energy-codes/.

Fresh air is more important than ever, and HRVs and ERVs can help to provide healthy and balanced ventilation for your h...
07/06/2021

Fresh air is more important than ever, and HRVs and ERVs can help to provide healthy and balanced ventilation for your home. Swipe to learn how and click the link below for some helpful articles on this subject!

https://buff.ly/3dK5zz9

With recent technology and battery improvements, many all-electric lawn & property maintenance tools are now comparable ...
06/29/2021

With recent technology and battery improvements, many all-electric lawn & property maintenance tools are now comparable in performance to their gas-powered counterparts, while offering many benefits to homeowners. Learn more about home improvement electric tools in the link below!

https://bit.ly/353yXeN

With recent technology and battery improvements, many all-electric lawn & property maintenance tools are now comparable in performance to their gas-powered counterparts, while offering many benefits to homeowners. Learn more about home improvement electric tools in the link below!

https://bit.ly/353yXeN

Ground mounted solar system by Sundog Solar for the win! Over the course of thirty years, savings compared to utility co...
06/28/2021

Ground mounted solar system by Sundog Solar for the win! Over the course of thirty years, savings compared to utility cost of energy will be over $78,000 ☀️

A little rain, but glad for the sunshine on this awesome ground mounted system in Sidney, Maine The thirty year savings compared to utility cost of energy will be over $78,000! ☀️ #sundogsolar #solarpower #mainesolar #groundmountsolar #renewableenergy #greenenergy #poweredbythesun

Looking for wood? Check out this sweet sale from Maine’s home of good wood. Lumbery
06/23/2021

Looking for wood? Check out this sweet sale from Maine’s home of good wood. Lumbery

Insulation doesn't just improve winter comfort in our homes. It also helps to keep our homes cooler in the summer. And c...
06/17/2021

Insulation doesn't just improve winter comfort in our homes. It also helps to keep our homes cooler in the summer. And choosing the right insulation not only improves energy performance but also improves indoor air quality, resists mold and improves durability. Learn more on how to choose the right insulation for the job in the article in the link below!

https://greenmainehomes.com/blog/choosing-the-right-insulation

Insulation doesn't just improve winter comfort in our homes. It also helps to keep our homes cooler in the summer. And choosing the right insulation not only improves energy performance but also improves indoor air quality, resists mold and improves durability. Learn more on how to choose the right insulation for the job in the article in the link below!

https://greenmainehomes.com/blog/choosing-the-right-insulation

Available below - the Green & Healthy Maine HOMES June e-newsletter. Included inside: Mold, Mildew & Fungi... OH MY!, ba...
06/15/2021
Small homes are BIG

Available below - the Green & Healthy Maine HOMES June e-newsletter. Included inside: Mold, Mildew & Fungi... OH MY!, basement renovation checklist, small homes are BIG, upcoming events and more!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Episode 4 of the Home + Energy Chats webinar series, Landscaping with Native Pla...
06/11/2021
Home + Energy Chats | Green & Healthy Maine

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Episode 4 of the Home + Energy Chats webinar series, Landscaping with Native Plants!

A reminder that you can view recordings of all past episodes on our website at the link below.

A big thank you to our Landscaping with Native Plants panelists: Anna Fialkoff of Wild Seed Project, Avy Claire of Native Gardens of Blue Hill, and Eric Topper of Maine Audubon.

Thanks also to our presenting sponsor Royal River Heat Pumps and Bath Savings Institution.

Stay tuned for more information about the upcoming Fall series!

Green & Healthy Maine HOMES magazine presents Home + Energy Chats, a webinar series on a variety of topics for anyone interested in healthy home improvements.

Four decades into his career handcrafting wood furniture, Geoffrey Warner is taking his signature line—the Owl stool—int...
06/04/2021

Four decades into his career handcrafting wood furniture, Geoffrey Warner is taking his signature line—the Owl stool—into mass production with a seat made of postconsumer plastics. Read more about how a Maine craftsman re-imagines his signature design here (https://greenmainehomes.com/blog/2021/5/20/no-slouch-of-a-design⁠)

Four decades into his career handcrafting wood furniture, Geoffrey Warner is taking his signature line—the Owl stool—into mass production with a seat made of postconsumer plastics. Read more about how a Maine craftsman re-imagines his signature design here (https://greenmainehomes.com/blog/2021/5/20/no-slouch-of-a-design⁠)

More people than ever are working from home but, unfortunately, most of us don’t have homes that were designed and const...
05/29/2021

More people than ever are working from home but, unfortunately, most of us don’t have homes that were designed and constructed with the kind of high-quality air systems that many offices have. And though we know how important clean air is to our health, the place that most of us usually think of as safe—our home—too often has poor indoor air quality. In this article, four experts provide insight on what’s going on in our homes and what we can do to make them healthier. Read more on Filtration, Dehumidification & Ventilaton here (https://greenmainehomes.com/blog/filtration-dehumidification-and-ventilation)!

Article by Emily Mottram

More people than ever are working from home but, unfortunately, most of us don’t have homes that were designed and constructed with the kind of high-quality air systems that many offices have. And though we know how important clean air is to our health, the place that most of us usually think of as safe—our home—too often has poor indoor air quality. In this article, four experts provide insight on what’s going on in our homes and what we can do to make them healthier. Read more on Filtration, Dehumidification & Ventilaton here (https://greenmainehomes.com/blog/filtration-dehumidification-and-ventilation)!

Article by Emily Mottram

Maine hosts many beautiful native plants that are easy to grow, and which make resilient garden and landscape plants for...
05/27/2021

Maine hosts many beautiful native plants that are easy to grow, and which make resilient garden and landscape plants for every growing condition. Don’t miss Home + Energy Chats: Landscaping with Native Plants to find out which will work best for your space – and bring your questions for these industry experts:

+ Anna Fialkoff, Project Manager, Wild Seed Project
+ Avy Claire, Co-founder, Native Gardens of Blue Hill
+ Eric Topper, Director of Education, Maine Audubon

Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1316212711976/WN_aj1GCeOiSHO2V5OJDj_IfQ

The Home + Energy Chats series is presented by Royal River Heat Pumps and supported by Bath Savings Institution.

Maine hosts many beautiful native plants that are easy to grow, and which make resilient garden and landscape plants for every growing condition. Don’t miss Home + Energy Chats: Landscaping with Native Plants to find out which will work best for your space – and bring your questions for these industry experts:

+ Anna Fialkoff, Project Manager, Wild Seed Project
+ Avy Claire, Co-founder, Native Gardens of Blue Hill
+ Eric Topper, Director of Education, Maine Audubon

Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1316212711976/WN_aj1GCeOiSHO2V5OJDj_IfQ

The Home + Energy Chats series is presented by Royal River Heat Pumps and supported by Bath Savings Institution.

Whether you are a homeowner, a builder or designer, you might find yourself needing to decide what insulation to use on ...
05/26/2021

Whether you are a homeowner, a builder or designer, you might find yourself needing to decide what insulation to use on your project, or you might be wondering if there’s a better choice than your default product. The different choices and applications can be intimidating and sometimes confusing. Check out the link below for a green architect's guide to selecting the right insulation for the right job.

Article by Chris Briley

https://greenmainehomes.com/blog/choosing-insulation

Whether you are a homeowner, a builder or designer, you might find yourself needing to decide what insulation to use on your project, or you might be wondering if there’s a better choice than your default product. The different choices and applications can be intimidating and sometimes confusing. Check out the link below for a green architect's guide to selecting the right insulation for the right job.

Article by Chris Briley

https://greenmainehomes.com/blog/choosing-insulation

🌱 Interested in incorporating native plants into your landscaping? 🌱 From attracting pollinators to minimizing resource ...
05/25/2021

🌱 Interested in incorporating native plants into your landscaping? 🌱 From attracting pollinators to minimizing resource inputs, we’ll chat with the experts about the benefits that #nativeplants provide, and explore varieties well suited for Maine landscapes. Whether you’re a total novice or a well experienced gardener, Home + Energy Chats: Landscaping with Native Plants will offer selection and maintenance tips and tricks to ensure a happy, healthy native landscape. Join us for a conversation with:

+ Anna Fialkoff, Program Manager, Wild Seed Project
+ Avy Claire, Co-founder, Native Gardens of Blue Hill
+ Eric Topper, Director of Education, Maine Audubon

Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1316212711976/WN_aj1GCeOiSHO2V5OJDj_IfQ

The Home + Energy Chats series is presented by Royal River Heat Pumps and supported by Bath Savings Institution.

🌱 Interested in incorporating native plants into your landscaping? 🌱 From attracting pollinators to minimizing resource inputs, we’ll chat with the experts about the benefits that #nativeplants provide, and explore varieties well suited for Maine landscapes. Whether you’re a total novice or a well experienced gardener, Home + Energy Chats: Landscaping with Native Plants will offer selection and maintenance tips and tricks to ensure a happy, healthy native landscape. Join us for a conversation with:

+ Anna Fialkoff, Program Manager, Wild Seed Project
+ Avy Claire, Co-founder, Native Gardens of Blue Hill
+ Eric Topper, Director of Education, Maine Audubon

Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1316212711976/WN_aj1GCeOiSHO2V5OJDj_IfQ

The Home + Energy Chats series is presented by Royal River Heat Pumps and supported by Bath Savings Institution.

Buying land and having a home built involves myriad choices—all of which can have environmental impact. But with foretho...
05/24/2021

Buying land and having a home built involves myriad choices—all of which can have environmental impact. But with forethought and careful management, homeowners can select a site that optimizes solar access, minimizes environmental disturbance of the property and, in some ways, even helps restore natural balance.
We reached out to a registered landscape architect, a landscape designer and a land use specialist— all based in Maine and all interested in sustainability—for ideas on what to consider when purchasing or landscaping a plot of land when being “green” is your dream. Read the full article in the link below!

https://greenmainehomes.com/blog/choosing-a-suitable-spot-for-a-green-dream-home

Article by Amy Paradysz

Featured in this article: CL DESIGN & LANDSCAPE LLC and Main-Land Development Consultants, Inc.

Buying land and having a home built involves myriad choices—all of which can have environmental impact. But with forethought and careful management, homeowners can select a site that optimizes solar access, minimizes environmental disturbance of the property and, in some ways, even helps restore natural balance.
We reached out to a registered landscape architect, a landscape designer and a land use specialist— all based in Maine and all interested in sustainability—for ideas on what to consider when purchasing or landscaping a plot of land when being “green” is your dream. Read the full article in the link below!

https://greenmainehomes.com/blog/choosing-a-suitable-spot-for-a-green-dream-home

Article by Amy Paradysz

Featured in this article: CL DESIGN & LANDSCAPE LLC and Main-Land Development Consultants, Inc.

Available in the link below - the Green & Healthy Maine HOMES May e-newsletter. Included inside: Filtration, ventilation...
05/22/2021

Available in the link below - the Green & Healthy Maine HOMES May e-newsletter. Included inside: Filtration, ventilation & dehumidification, Weatherization is Step 1, The lawn that loves you back, and so much more!

https://conta.cc/3oI8ahH

Available in the link below - the Green & Healthy Maine HOMES May e-newsletter. Included inside: Filtration, ventilation & dehumidification, Weatherization is Step 1, The lawn that loves you back, and so much more!

https://conta.cc/3oI8ahH

Thank you to to everyone who joined us for Episode 3 of the Home + Energy Chats series, Women in Green Building! If you ...
05/21/2021
Home + Energy Chats Episode 3: Women in Green Building

Thank you to to everyone who joined us for Episode 3 of the Home + Energy Chats series, Women in Green Building! If you missed it, check out the recording below -- and be sure to mark your calendars for Episode 4 Home + Energy Chats: Landscaping with Native Plants coming up on June 8th!

Thank you to our incredible moderator Emily Mottram of Mottram Architecture and our panelists Claire Betze of BuildingWorks LLC, Anna Heath of MainePassiveHouse, and Heather Thompson of Thompson Johnson Woodworks.

and a huge thank you to the Home + Energy Chats series sponsors Royal River Heat Pumps and Bath Savings Institution. Episode 3 was generously supported by Emerald Builders and New Ventures Maine.

Women have traditionally held a smaller percentage of jobs in the building sector than men. But that is changing and no place more so than here in the great ...

So many skills women have are valuable in the construction industry, even if you never intend to swing a hammer. In the ...
05/17/2021

So many skills women have are valuable in the construction industry, even if you never intend to swing a hammer. In the article in the link in bio, we highlight the following amazing Maine women in construction:

- Heather Thompson, Thompson Johnson Woodworks
- Meredith Randolph, Four Winds Design
- Helen Watts, Criterium Engineers
- Katherine Carlson, Maine Mountain Timber Frames
- Sonia Barrantes, Ripcord Engineers
- Claire Betze, Building Works LLC

Interested in learning more of what's it like to be a woman in today's high-performance building community? Register here (https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/9116165081253/WN_JJr1SuzXS4CVGU7EGmR3yg) for the "Women in Green Building" event happening Tuesday, May 18th at 6pm!

So many skills women have are valuable in the construction industry, even if you never intend to swing a hammer. In the article in the link in bio, we highlight the following amazing Maine women in construction:

- Heather Thompson, Thompson Johnson Woodworks
- Meredith Randolph, Four Winds Design
- Helen Watts, Criterium Engineers
- Katherine Carlson, Maine Mountain Timber Frames
- Sonia Barrantes, Ripcord Engineers
- Claire Betze, Building Works LLC

Interested in learning more of what's it like to be a woman in today's high-performance building community? Register here (https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/9116165081253/WN_JJr1SuzXS4CVGU7EGmR3yg) for the "Women in Green Building" event happening Tuesday, May 18th at 6pm!

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Green & Healthy Maine HOMES is a magazine and website dedicated to inspiring real Maine homes that are as healthy for the people who live in them as they are for the planet.

Created and published by The SunriseGuide, Green & Healthy Maine HOMES provides expert advice, informative interviews, profiles of high performing Maine homes, and cutting-edge information about both new and tried-and-true technologies for making Maine homes healthy, comfortable, affordable, efficient and sustainable.

From energy audits to air sealing and insulation, solar panels to heat pumps, and edible landscapes to urban homesteading, we explore the options and show you how they are being implemented in Maine.

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why is no one talking about heat pump ventless dryer in the state of Maine ? And no rebates yet
It was nice to meet Heather Chandler at the Governor's Tourism Conference earlier this month. Reading one of the issues given away at your table, I saw that you spent time as a child on Nantucket, hence my posting this story.
It was nice to meet Heather Chandler at the Governor's Tourism Conference earlier this month. Reading one of the issues given away at your table, I saw that you spent time as a child on Nantucket, hence my posting this story.
It was nice to meet Heather Chandler at the Governor's Tourism Conference earlier this month. Reading one of the issues given away at your table, I saw that you spent time as a child on Nantucket, hence my posting this story.