A special partnership between OceanView at Falmouth and the Friends School of Portland has led to monumental achievements in energy-efficient building. The new 15,000 square-foot facility has become the first school in Maine, the first commercial project in Maine, and the third school in the nation to achieve Passive House Certification – the highest international energy efficiency standard.
Through a funding agreement with OceanView, a 144-panel solar array was purchased and installed, enabling the school to fulfill its vision of being a Net Zero Building – meaning it will produce as much energy as it uses and will eliminate the need to rely on traditional heating fuels such as oil, gas, coal or wood.
“This partnership extends beyond a financing component,” said OceanView owner, John Wasileski. “OceanView shares the Friends School of Portland’s commitment to clean energy and stewardship, and we envision a great intergenerational partnership for years to come. With multiple solar projects across all of our (OceanView’s) properties, the value of alternative energy cannot be understated.”
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