In June, Lisa Dellwo and William Schlesinger will move into their new 1,400-squarefoot two-bedroom house in North Lubec. G-O Logic of Belfast designed the building to meet passive house standards, with the building oriented on the site for optimum solar gain, as well as with to scale.

Tight and super-insulated throughout, the house will be using 70 percent to 90 percent less energy than one constructed with conventional materials.

The house is connected to the electric grid and will rely on electric radiators and a wood stove supplementing the heat. A heat exchange system and solar panels will allow the owners to produce as much energy as the house needs and meet their personal goal to be “net zero.”