Passive High School Built for Cold, Coastal Climate

Exterior of project site

Event Date: 

Friday, June 15, 2018


Freeport, ME


Freeport, ME

CEU Information: 

CEUs: 3.0 AIA LU/HSW; 3.0 PHIUS CPHC; certificates of attendance provided to all attendees

This Pro Tour brought 55 attendees together to tour a recently completed PHIUS-certified high school in southern Maine.

The event was hosted by BRIBURN, the architecture firm behind the project. Speakers shared the complexities they navigated while designing this small high school.
 The resulting project ultimately exceeded the stringent requirements for energy performance, within the confines of a tight budget and a tight construction schedule while also honoring the special design considerations inherent to Waldorf schools. The team also shared the trials and tribulations that were overcome during the design and construction phases to meet these goals. The hosting company was joined by other project partners, including the builders, who gave attendees insight into specific aspects of the building.

Members of the BRIBURN team led this tour, guiding participants through the campus to investigate specific aspects of the building. The event concluded with a reception and informal Q&A session.

Campus Details

  • One two-story high school building
  • Square Footage: 12,000
  • Type of construction: New
  • PHIUS+ certified
  • New Buildings Institute Advanced Buildings New construction Certification
  • 100% of energy to be generated onsite with photovoltaics
  • Special design considerations include sculptured spaces that meet the requirements of the Waldorf school


12:30 PM

Doors open, registration, networking and coffee

1:00 PM

Welcome by NESEA

1:10 PM

Overview of the project by the host

2:00 PM

Tour of project begins; attendees rotate through content-specific stations

3:45 PM

Group Reconvenes back at initial meeting point

4:00 PM

Reception with light refreshments

4:15 PM

Q&A Panel with members of project team

5:00 PM

Event Concludes


If you have questions about this event, you can contact Florence at or 413-774-6051 x10.

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