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  • A Floating Home Made of Shipping Containers

    Steve White has a new home that’s right on the water. We mean that literally.

  • Panelizing Passive

    JLC travels to the coastal town of Blue Hill, Maine, to watch EcoCor Design/Build set a panelized Passive House in six days.

  • Installing a Fridge Cabinet in Pieces

    Working in tight quarters, a Portland, Maine, cabinetmaker builds a custom refrigerator surround in place by custom-fitting an end panel to an upper cabinet.

  • Installing Custom Cabinets on Toe-Kick Bases

    Starting with a site-leveled toe-kick platform base is one good way to get a kitchen full of custom cabinets installed plumb and level. Here’s a step-by-step look at the way one Portland, Maine, cabinetmaker gets it done.

  • Cost-Saving Insulated Foundations

    Reduced excavation and forming time make ICFs a cost-effective way to build a frost-protected slab-on-grade or crawlspace.

  • A Visit to a Passive House Panelizing Shop

    JLC spends a day at the EcoCor panelizing facility in Searsmont, Maine, to see high-performance Passive House panels in production.

  • Panelizing Passive House: A Maine Builder Starts Production

    Passive House builder EcoCor, based in the seaport town of Belfast, Maine, is gearing up for factory production of panelized Passive House packages.

  • Installing a Mini-Split Air-Source Heat Pump

    JLC goes on site with ReVision Energy to see master plumbers Dave Ragsdale and Chris Blaisdell install a Fujitsu mini-split heat pump near Portland, Maine.

  • Heat Pumps for Cold Climates

    Mini-split heat pumps were a major topic at the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) BuildingEnergy 14 conference in Boston this year. Ted Cushman explains why and how these mini-splits shine in cold climates.

  • A House Too Ugly for the Beach?

    A new home's boxy modern design in raising eyebrows in Kennebunk, Maine — and prompting calls for a new town rule to regulate architectural style.