This is a repurpose renovation of a historic farmhouse on rolling farmlands along the Damariscotta River. The Victorian Era structure was once a residence for a prominent dairy farm. It was repurposed in the ‘80s as an art education center before it was gifted to a local land trust organization, now Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust. The building has been rebuilt from the foundation up and is now a model project for energy conservation. It meets Energy Star performance standards due to its high-performance double insulated thermal construction and air-tight envelope. The energy use of the facility is offset by a community solar system down the hill which makes this a 4,500sf net-zero office building with an attached education hall.