Architect Matt O’Malia will present the talk “The Passive House Standard- a sustainable future for Maine” Thursday, April 14 at 6 p.m. at the Rockland Library, 80 Union St.
O’Malia, Architect, and Principal of GO Logic, a design-build firm located in Belfast, will discuss the benefits and beauty of highly energy-efficient buildings, how they are a sustainable solution for Maine’s future. GO Logic specializes in the design and construction of highly energy-efficient and sustainable buildings. They build to the German Passive House standard, which results in buildings with extremely low energy consumption, where all the power can be easily generated on the roof with solar panels, resulting in net zero buildings.
Matthew is an NCARB-certified, registered architect in the states of Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio and Rhode Island. Believing in the efficiency of a design/build firm, Matthew co-founded GO Logic with Alan Gibson in 2008. Since then, he has become a leader in Passive House design in the U.S. and speaks internationally on sustainable design. Having worked for architects in Frankfurt and New York and completed postgraduate studies in architecture at the Staedelschule Kunst Akadame, Matthew brings an understanding of German design and construction systems to GO Logic’s practice. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from Miami University, Ohio.
The talk is part of the “Experience Maine” Series, co-sponsored by Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors and Friends of the Rockland Public Library. This event is free and open to the public.