By Dorothy Havey | Mar 11, 2013
Penobscot Marine Museum Library —
Talk by Matthew O'Malia, architect and partner of the award-winning Belfast firm G O Logic. G O Logic designed the Belfast Area Co-housing Community and TerraHaus, a dormitory at Unity College. O'Malia will discuss the concepts and details of the highly-insulated passive house building.
About the award-winning G O Home: "With a super-tight envelope that earned it a rare Passive House designation-the 12th in the U.S.-this compact SIPs home is expected to save up to $170,000 in energy costs over 30 years, almost what it cost to build. ...the GO Home's ultra-insulated shell and passive solar design lowered space heating demands by 86% compared to code-compliant construction, allowing for a drastically simplified mechanical system...
Architect Matthew O'Malia and builder Alan Gibson created the project as a prototype to demonstrate that near-zero-energy homes are possible at costs comparable to standard construction." From ecobuildingpulse.com
At Penobscot Marine Museum's Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, 11 Church Street, Searsport. Tickets in advance $10 non-members, $8 members, or at the door, $15 non-members, $12 members. Buy tickets online at http://gologic.eventbrite.com or call 207-548-2529.