Energy Efficiency Audits & Contracting in Coastal Maine

Case Studies

Homeowners turn to Evergreen Home Performance with goals and priorities as distinct as their homes. Learn the stories behind their investment in energy efficiency:

Insulating a Summer Cottage for Year-Round Comfort
Creating Even Temperatures - and a Toasty Toilet Seat

Managing Costs with Energy Efficiency

One Old House, Two Efficiency Maine Loans, and Three Local Companies

Making the Educated Choice

Treating a Tricky Gambrel Roof

Prioritizing Efficiency in a New Old Home
Transforming a Full-Time Project into a Cozy Home
Eliminating Moisture Problems for Good
Melting the Dog's Dish - and More
Financing Comfort and Efficiency
Cutting Costs and Improving Health

 


 

 

Insulation | Lake Megunticook Cottage | Camden, Maine | Evergreen Home PerformanceInsulating a Summer Cottage for Year-Round Comfort
This Camden, Maine lakeside cottage has been in Nancy’s family since the 1960s, and she didn’t change a thing when she moved in year-round 15 years ago. Air sealing and insulating finally made this special place comfortable - and cut heating costs in half.

 

Energy Efficiency Case Study | Evergreen Home Performance | South Portland, MaineCreating Even Temperatures - and a Toasty Toilet Seat
For this South Portland, Maine homeowner, working with Evergreen meant learning more about her home, getting the information she needed for a multi-year plan, creating a temperate home - and getting some surprising perks.

 

 

 

Energy Efficiency Case Study | Evergreen Home Performance | Cape Elizabeth, MaineManaging Costs with Energy Efficiency
These Cape Elizabeth, Maine homeowners were pleasantly surprised at how affordable energy efficiency improvements could be - and how an investment in efficiency could help them manage monthly costs and save for the other home improvements they have planed.

 

 

Energy Efficiency Case Study | Evergreen Home Performance | Rockport, MaineOne Old House, Two Efficiency Maine Loans, Three Local Companies - and a Comprehensive Efficiency Project
PACE and PowerSaver Loans from Efficiency Maine made it possible for these homeowners to transform one of Rockport, Maine's oldest homes into a leader in energy efficiency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Energy Efficiency Case Study | Evergreen Home Performance | Belfast, MaineMaking the Educated Choice
Home energy efficiency can be complicated and overwhelming, even when you're an architect and a writer for the building trades. Learn how Bruce and Liz finally got some peace of mind - as well as a cozy, comfortable home.
 

 

 

Energy Efficiency | Woolwich, Maine | Evergreen Home PerformanceTreating a Tricky Gambrel Roof
Most contractors told Diane and Arthur that they'd have to tear off the roof to insulate the side attics of their 1970s Woolwich gambrel, but Evergreen dense-packed the whole gambrel roofline.

 

 

Energy Efficiency | Rockland Maine | Evergreen Home PerformancePrioritizing Efficiency in a New Old Home
When Jay and Rebecca moved into their 1895 Rockland home, energy efficiency wasn't anywhere near the top of their project list. A free energy consult laid out the long-term energy savings and convinced them to invest in a project that cut their energy use in half.
 

 

Energy Efficiency | Rockland Maine | Evergreen Home PerformanceTransforming a Full-Time Project into a Cozy Home
It took constant attention - not to mention five cords of wood and a fair amount of propane - to heat Ken's 1835 Rockland home, till a deep energy retrofit cut heat loss by 50% and energy costs by more than that.

 

 


 

Energy Efficiency | Belfast Maine | Evergreen Home PerformanceEliminating Moisture Problems for Good
Just months after they moved in, Mark and Diane discovered major moisture problems in their 1995 Belfast home. Rather than just ripping out the moldy drywall, they sought comprehensive solutions that would keep mold, mildew, and rust away for good. Adding solar hot water helped them cut their overall energy costs in half.

 

 

 

 

 

Energy Efficiency | Saco Maine | Evergreen Home PerformanceMelting the Dog's Dish - and More
Rob and Amy could accept their cold, completely uninsulated house - until the morning they found the dog's dish skimmed over with ice. Insulating the house from top to bottom reduced their energy costs by a third and made their home more livable for them - and their dogs.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Energy Efficiency | Camden Maine | Evergreen Home Performance

Financing Comfort and Efficiency
Jim and Misty knew that air sealing and insulating their Camden home would make them more comfortable and save them money in the long run - but they didn't know if they could make the cash flow work. Efficiency Maine's long-term, low-interest PACE loan was the answer.

 

 

 

 


 

Basement Encapsulation | Belfast Maine | Evergreen Home Performance |

Cutting Costs and Improving Health
Mike and Lee didn't think energy efficiency was possible for their 1842 Greek Revival, but they couldn't stomach rising fuel costs and increasingly unhealthy indoor air. Air sealing and insulation throughout the house, plus basement encapsulation, means they can finally relax and enjoy their home.