Homeowners turn to Evergreen Home Performance with goals and priorities as distinct as their homes. Learn the stories behind their investment in energy efficiency.
A Profound Difference Worth Every Penny
Heating bills, uneven temperatures, and frozen pipes kept this Camden, Maine homeowner from fully enjoying her home - until efficiency upgrades insulated her dream house from the cold and the road noise.
Eliminating Basement Moisture - and Anxiety
These Camden, Maine homeowners chose basement encapsulation to eliminate moisture problems and achieve the old house charm without the old house headaches.
Planning for Sustainable Comfort
These self-described "energy nerds" chose comprehensive insulation and air sealing upgrades, plus solar installations from ReVision Energy, to make their home comfortable and cozy, sustainably.
Bath New Englander:
Being Environmentally Responsible - and Financially Savvy
Energy efficiency upgrades were the right choice for these first-time homeowners, who strive to be good stewards of all of their resources - environmental and financial.
Cushing Antique Cape:
Investing in Comfort - and Savings
This Cushing, Maine homeowner had worked hard to transform her old cottage into a beautiful home, but the wind still howled through the rubblestone foundation and she was still living with high fuel bills and cold floors. Energy efficiency upgrades changed that for good.
Cushing Log Cabin:
Aging in Place, Warm & Cozy
This Cushing, Maine homeowner feared that she'd have to move to a nursing home if she couldn't make her log cabin home warm. Energy efficiency upgrades reduced her air leakage by 22% so she can age in place comfortably and affordably.
Falmouth Antique Cape:
Making Home Quiet, Comfortable, and Enjoyable
These homeowners weren't even thinking about soundproofing when they invested in cellulose insulation, but their 1850s home is now quiet as well as warm, cozy, and affordable.
Cape Elizabeth Contemporary:
Helping Renovations Work Efficiently Together
Several additions had transformed this 1939 log cabin into an elegant contemporary home, but left it drafty, uncomfortable, and expensive to heat and cool. Air sealing and insulating made it more livable and affordable year-round.
Insulating 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.
South Portland Gable-Front Home:
Creating 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.
Cape Elizabeth Farmhouse:
Managing 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.
Rockport Antique Cape:
One 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.
Making 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.
Treating 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.
Combatting the Elements for Comfort and Savings
John had been living with high heating bills and a cold house for so long that it felt normal, but comprehensive attic and basement improvements helped cut his heating costs by 40% and created a new, far more efficient normal.
Prioritizing 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. But when Evergreen laid out the long-term energy savings, it convinced them to invest in a project that cut their energy use in half.
Transforming 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.
Managing 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.
Melting 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.
Camden Gable-Front Home:
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. A long-term, low-interest loan from Efficiency Maine was the answer.
Belfast Greek Revival:
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.