Tour of BrightBuilt Barn with Georges River Land Trust
Rockport — Join Georges River Land Trust with hosts Keith and Mary Collins for a tour of their barn, the first project of BrightBuilt, an open source collaboration of green building professionals. Keith Collins will lead a tour of the barn on Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. and explain the philosophy behind its construction, the design/building process, the materials used, and the energy and space-use benefits it provides.
“It started as a shed for my tractor and tools and grew from there,” he said. “The goal was to have no carbon footprint in a building that mixed economy, durability and functionality. It is super-insulated and uses solar to heat water and produce electricity.”
BrightBuilt Barn is an internationally acclaimed, triple net-zero, LEED Platinum Certified structure. Collins is the inspiration behind the BrightBuilt Barn Collaborative and is interested in organizing and contributing to projects that advance green building sciences.
Space is limited to 20 people; call Georges River Land Trust at 594-5166 to register and receive directions. The event is part of the land trust’s Walks & Talks series, events designed to introduce the community to the resources available to them in the St. George River watershed. Upcoming highlights include a hike on the Canal Path section of the Georges Highland Path on Oct. 6 and a talk about the resurgence of the wild turkey in Maine on Nov. 8.
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