Briburn Architecture and Maine’s first net positive passive house
We’re excited to announce that our Cambia thermally modified wood siding was recently installed on TideSmart Global’s Viridescent House, Maine’s first ever net-positive, Passive House. The Passive House certification is a rigorous, voluntary, international standard for energy efficiency in a building.
Maine does have a handful of other net-zero buildings in the state, but this house is uniquely designed by Portland-based architecture firm, BRIBURN, to produce twice the amount of energy needed to sustain itself, making it a net-positive house. Each building material and design decision was carefully researched and selected to optimize energy efficiency.
Christopher Briley, founding Partner & Principal Architect at BRIBURN said of Cambia siding, “we love its looks, its workability, the way it ages, and most of all how sustainable and LOCAL it is.”