Come tour and learn about Village Centre – one of the largest Passive House developments in North America!
At this forum we’ll hear from members of the Village Centre development team as they detail the benefits and challenges involved with achieving the rigorous Passive House Institute US energy standards. Discussion will include the collaborative design and construction process, achieving the ambitious certification while staying within the budget of a typical affordable housing complex in Maine, and the critical role of the public/private partnership in making this project possible.
The focus of this project was energy efficiency, thermal comfort, and resident satisfaction. Through a strong partnership with the City of Brewer the project created:
- More connectivity – sidewalk connections, lighting, the creation of a bus shelter, and a curb cut-out on State Street;
- An enhanced focus on alternative forms of transportation – walking, biking, public transportation; and
- Public amenities – the creation of a municipal parking lot.
Wednesday, June 29th, 10AM-Noon, Followed by Tour!
Somerset Place, 5 Somerset Street, Brewer, ME
Cordelia Pitman, Director of Preconstruction Services, Wright-Ryan
Erin Cooperrider, Development Director, Community Housing of Maine
Ben Walter, Principal/Lead Architect, CWS Architects
TBD, Thornton Tomasetti
D’arcy Main-Boyington, Economic Development Director, Brewer
10-10:15am Networking and coffee
- Why Brewer?
- Planning & Process
- Design & Construction
- Community Collaboration
- What’s Next?
12-1pm – Tour
Cost: $25 for members, $50 for non-members. Not a member? Join today!
5 Somerset Street
Brewer, ME 04412
Parking is only allowed in the CHOM/municipal parking lot and is not allowed along the side streets or in the Somerset Place parking lot (the parking lot for this event is located directly adjacent to Village Centre – off of Center Street). Please enter the building through the entrance on Somerset Street.