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Bosarge Family Education Center

The Bosarge Family Education Center in Boothbay, Maine is an 8,200 square foot facility at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens built in 2011. It has attained LEED Platinum certification, the highest level that USGBC offers, and has become known as Maine's "greenest building."[1][2] The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association's (NESEA) awarded it the 2013 Net Zero Energy Building Award.[3] The building was designed by Scott Simons Architects of Portland, Maine and Mclay Architects of Waitsfield, Vermont.

Energy usage can be tracked publicly online.[4]


  • 2013 AIA Maine Institutional/Commercial Citation Award[5]
  • 2013 NESEA Zero Net Energy Award[3]
  • 2012 AIA Vermont Award for Design Excellence[6]


  1. ^ Turkel, Tux (14 July 2011). "Portland Press Herald". Maine’s ‘greenest building’ is designed to educate. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Cullina, William; Freeman, Ph.D., Dorothy E.; Freeman, Barbara Hill (2012). Coastal Maine Botanical Garden. Down East. pp. 181–185.  
  3. ^ a b "2013 Winner: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Bosarge Family Education Center". Northeast Sustainable Energy Association. 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens". Lucid. 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Institutional/Educational – Citation – (third) Bosarge Family Education Center at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens". American Institute of Architects Maine. May 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "2012 AIAVT Excellence in Architecture Design Awards". AIA Vermont. American Institute of Architects, Vermont. 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 

External links

  • Bosarge Family Education Center Energy Use Tracking
  • Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

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