Michael Maines designs new homes and renovations that are energy efficient and resilient, in addition to being comfortable, healthy and aesthetically pleasing. He lives in Palermo, Maine but works all over New England and beyond. In his spare time, he works on resurrecting the former farm where they live.
Sonia Barrantes is a former Naval Officer who started her own Mechanical Engineering firm here in her home state of Maine after 12 years in the Navy. Her firm specializes in high-efficiency mechanical design and operates out of the Passive House that she built with her partner, Jake Staub.
Jesper Kruse is the owner of Maine Passive House and a founding member of PassivhausMAINE. He is a Certified Passive House Consultant and builds and designs Passive Houses and other high performance buildings in the mountains of Western Maine. Rumor has it there is a clause in his contracts saying he doesn't work on powder days.
Chris Briley is a Maine Licensed Architect and a Certified Passive House Consultant at Briburn in Portland.
Rosalea Kimball is an architectural designer. She became fascinated with the idea of "shelter" as a long distance hiker and Maine Guide. She believes energy efficiency and building performance are closely linked with social justice and the overall health of the planet. She resides in a repurposed church in central Maine.
Audrey is an Architectural Designer for Knickerbocker Group in Portland, Maine. She completed the PHIUS training in 2011, was certified in 2012 and trained as a Building Analyst with the Building Performance Institute. She worked with Ecocor High Performance Buildings in Searsmont, Maine for 4 1/2 years while completing a low energy home in the midcoast area before relocating to Southern Maine.
Hans wears many hats and has been a lifelong advocate for creating a more healthy and responsible human built environment. To that end, he works as a project manager, designer, and certified passive house consultant at BRIBURN in Portland. As an activist he focuses on environmental, social justice, community resiliency, and non-motorized transportation issues. He may also beat you at chess.