Our Mission


PassivhausMAINE is a non-profit organization committed to decreasing carbon emissions, dependency on fossil fuels and the costs for winter heating in Maine. It works to support the passive house industry and community in Maine, North America and internationally.


Our Team

Executive Director
Naomi C.O. Beal

Naomi is a founding member (2011) and Board Chair of passivhausMAINE (2014-16).  She is also the Treasurer of North American Passive House Network and owner of ncob photo. She lives in South Freeport in a distinctly non-passivhaus 1760 cape and attached barn with south facing courtyard.


Our Executive Director currently works with assistance from the Board of Directors as well as an Advisory Board.

Advisory Board:

Chris Corson:  Ecocor, Searsmont ME
Jessie Thompson: Kaplan Thompson Architects, Portland ME
Ken Levenson: 475, Brooklyn NY
Bronwyn Barry: One Sky Home, Berkeley CA
Dieter Herz: Herz & Lang, Weitnau, Germany
Tugba Salman Gurcan: Ekho Studio and Design, Ankara, Turkey