Bosarge Family Education Center at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens: Boothbay, ME

Inspired By Nature
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Visitors come to the Maine Coastal Botanical Gardens' Bosarge Family Education Center to improve their green thumbs, hear a concert or to celebrate a wedding. But, designers hope visitors will walk away realizing that net zero energy buildings are possible today even in cold climates. A super efficient envelope includes 1 ft thick walls and triple-glazed windows, which keep out the cold while providing views of the surrounding gardens. A panelized construction system allowed for off-site fabrication and rapid assembly on site, minimizing site construction during the gardens' busy summer season.

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Categories: Educational, Envelope & Materials, Net Zero Energy, Rainwater Harvesting, Site