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Land trust offers tour of ‘green’ built barn in Rockport

ROCKPORT, Maine — Georges River Land Trust with hosts Keith and Mary Collins invite the public for a tour of their barn, the first project of BrightBuilt, an opensource collaboration of green building professionals.  Keith will lead a tour a6 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, and explain the philosophy behind its construction, the design and building process, materials used, and the energy and space-use benefits it provides.

“It started as a shed for my tractor and tools, and grew from there,” Keith said. “The goal was to have no carbon footprint in a building that mixed economy, durability and functionality. It is super-insulated and uses solar to heat water and produce electricity.”

BrightBuilt Barn is an internationally acclaimed, triple net-zero, LEED Platinum Certified structure. Collins is the inspiration behind the BrightBuilt Barn Collaborative and is interested in organizing and contributing to projects to advance green building sciences.

Call Georges River Land Trust at 207-594-5166 to register and receive directions to the barn.

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