RED BARN IS GREEN

The spaces we live and work in impact our happiness, quality of life and health. Red Barn embraces design and construction that is forward-thinking and environmentally responsible. We believe all successful sustainable projects are dependent on the following considerations:

BUILDING ORIENTATION

Solar orientation, daylight harvesting techniques, and solar shading techniques are all important factors when attempting to limit the amount of energy needed to operate a home.

INSULATION & BUILDING ENVELOPE

R-value, thermal bridging, fenestration requirements, and air sealing techniques are paramount to controlling the transfer of heat and management of vapor through the wall assembly.

REGIONALISM

The integration of a deep understanding of the land, climate, and material culture of project location lends itself to an informed and local approach to design that is inherently sustainable.

BUILDING SYSTEMS

Systems selection and implementation, including the coordination of those systems, requires careful cost benefit analysis to ensure the technologies employed are meeting your goals. Progress analysis and end of job commissioning should confirm original goals have been met and subcontractor installations are in accordance with the required standard.

AESTHETIC GOALS

Green Design should not compromise building aesthetics. All elements above should be blended seamlessly into a quality, energy efficient design that reflects the owner’s values as well as personal aesthetics.

Green Projects

Good Harbor Gambrel

A Shingle Style New Build
A classic coastal gambrel replaces an old summer cottage. >

Aesthetic Edit

A Modern Take on a Historic Home
Our clients approached us with a bold vision. >

Coastal Modern

Contemporary Green Build
In collaboration with Brown Dog Properties, we designed this custom all-electric home to Passive Home standards. >

DECK HOUSE

GREEN RETREAT
We embraced a mid-century modern ethos, with a focus on simplicity and connection to nature. >

Coastal Farmhouse

Contemporary Green Build
In collaboration with Brown Dog Properties, we designed this custom all-electric home to Passive Home standards. >

On the Rocks

Annisquam Retreat
This custom new build is situated to take advantage of a unique hillside site with significant granite ledge deposits. Substantial sitework was ...

Upside-Down House 

A Design for Coastal Resiliency
Located on Plum Island, this house has been designed to bolster coastal resilience. >

Suburban Standout

A Pretty Good House
An overarching goal was to achieve the lowest possible energy usage day to day. >