Energy Efficiency Audits & Contracting in Maine

Case Studies

Cutting Costs and Improving Health

Case Study | Belfast Maine | Evergreen Home Performance The House
This Greek Revival home in Belfast, Maine was built in 1842. Even with the thermostat set at a moderate level, it took 1500 gallons of oil, 150 gallons of propane, and “a whole lot of money” to heat the place. There were shallow puddles…

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Financing Comfort and Efficiency

 Case Study | Camden, Maine | Evergreen Home Performance The House
This 1900 Gable-front home in sits on an acre of land in the middle of Camden, Maine.  Burning 3 cords of wood and 550 gallons of propane kept the 1430 sq ft mostly warm, though some rooms were freezing while others boiled.  Plus, “a…

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Treating a Tricky Gambrel Roof

Case Study | Woolwich, Maine | Evergreen Home Perfomance The House
When Diane and her father built this house in the 1970s, they used state-of-the-art materials for that time and built with efficiency in mind.  But over time, things that had been tight weren’t so tight anymore.  It took four cords of wood to keep…

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Turning a Full-time Project into a Cozy Home

Case Study | Rockland Maine | Evergreen Home Performance The House
The basement of this 1835 Rockland, Maine home was something else.  There was the 70 year-old woodstove – “it heated the cellar really well, and eventually some of that heat filtered upstairs” – and the coal boiler fueling a DIY radiant heat…

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Melting the Dog's Dish - and More

Case Study | Saco Maine | Evergreen Home Performance

The House
Bowers Mansion is a 3500 square foot historic home in Saco, Maine.  Built in 1885, the balloon-framed home had long, uninsulated chases behind every wall.  Even with a third of the house closed off and the thermostats low, heating to a livable…

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Managing Moisture Problems for Good

Case Study | Belfast Maine | Evergreen Home Performance The House
The real estate listing promised that this 1995 Belfast farmhouse was energy efficient, but moisture problems prompted a major overhaul before the new owners went through a winter.

The Homeowners
When Mark and Diane set out to rebuild the deck on…

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Prioritzing Efficiency in a New Old Home

Case Study | Rockland Maine | Evergreen Home Performance The House
This 3000 sq. ft. home in Rockland was built in 1895 and historically used 1000 gallons of oil, six cords of wood and 4,800 kWh of electricity annually.

The Homeowners
When Jay and Rebecca bought their first house, they knew it…

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1890’s Victorian in Rockland

Victorian in Rockland getting insulated This stately 1895 Victorian has been lovingly restored by its present owners with breathtaking historical sensitivity. Just as sensitive to environmental impacts, they installed a wood pellet boiler in the effort to reduce fossil fuel use.  Having an energy audit and installing the recommended improvements was…

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Early 1800’s Cape

1800's Cape that got Maine's First Home Energy Savings Program 50% energy reduction This 1800’s cape qualified for the first 50% energy reduction incentive of $3,000 from the Efficiency Maine Home Energy Savings Program .  The home is beautifully renovated on the interior but the wet, drafty basement, lack of wall insulation , and leaky attic all caused the…

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1980's Raised Ranch

Camden Ranch getting an energy audit completed In the last week of December 2009, this 1980’s raised ranch was the first home to qualify for an Efficiency Maine's Home Energy Savings Program incentive of $1500 for completing an energy efficiency project estimated to save at least 25%.  The home is heated with propane…

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