Green renovation of Willard Beach bungalow in Portland, Maine completed with Integrity productsBy Berit Griffin
Every year, thousands of tourists begin their coastal tours of New England in Portland, Maine, which offers one of the most peaceful and majestic stretches of coastline in the country.
So, you can imagine why maintaining the ocean view was important to the owners of the Willard Beach project, a small bungalow converted into a modern beach house.
Faced with a tight budget, Kaplan Thompson Architects (Portland, ME) met the challenge of keeping the project green as possible by building upward to avoid expanding the home’s footprint. Furthermore, All Ultrex and Wood-Ultrex Casements, Awnings and an Inswing French Door were used not only for their energy efficiency and toughness in the face of brutal coastal conditions, but also because Ultrex is made from silica sand, a safe and abundant natural resource. It also takes 39 percent less energy to produce Ultrex.