UPDATE: Due to Storm and Power Outages Ecocor Founder and Technical Director, Christian Corson Will Not Speak

Ecocor Founder and Technical Director, Christian Corson CPHD, Assoc. AIA was scheduled to speak at the 2017 passivhausMaine Fall Forum this Friday, November 3rd at the Portland Public Library.  Unfortunately, the power outages resulting from Sunday's powerful wind storm, and affecting the entire state will prevent Chris from speaking. He sends his apologies.

He was to share his early experience retrofitting existing homes to Passive House standards and how that led him to his current passion: building a factory to produce Passive House panelized components for owners, builders and architects. 

Chris was to speak about how his experienced Ecocor carpenters construct panelized wall and roof components to within a 32nd of an inch. He planned to describe the obvious advantages of never having any weather delays due to inclement weather and discuss Ecocor's foundation system which meets Passive House Institute certification.

And, he planned to describe how owners, builders and architects can have a complete shell package assembled on time, within budget and ready for interior fit and finish, typically, within 5 to 7 working days.

 Background:

Chris has over twenty-five years of multidisciplinary experience in construction, architecture, design and engineering. 

His concern for the state of the planet’s energy balance, his love of designing and building high performance buildings coupled with his expert knowledge in building physics, makes Chris a natural fit for Passive House building. One of the first Certified Passive House Designers in the United States, Chris trained at the Passive House Institute in Darmstadt Germany and is recognized as a Passive House Designer Trainer.

Chris’ goal is to better align building methodologies and best practices with contemporary sustainable materials and practices that embrace low embodied energy. Chris has several patents pending on the only opaque building components in the United States that are certified by the Passive House Institute. 

He completed his studies at Southern Illinois University and studied Interior Architecture at Columbia College and Fine Art at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, with an emphasis on Architecture. Chris lives in Northport Maine with his wife Alexia, their two children, two dogs, one cat, six chickens, and an ever changing number of fish.

 

11/10/17

See Passive House Features from TeamMTL’s Entry in the 2018 Solar Decathlon

The TeamMTL entry had two key requirements, which Ecocor’s panelized system easily met. The first requirement was to meet or exceed Passive House standards. The second requirement was the ability to quickly assemble and disassemble the…
11/02/17

UPDATE: Due to Storm and Power Outages Ecocor Founder and Technical Director, Christian Corson Will Not Speak

Ecocor Founder and Technical Director, Christian Corson CPHD, Assoc. AIA was scheduled to speak at the 2017 passivhausMaine Fall Forum this Friday, November 3rd at the Portland Public Library.  Unfortunately, the power outages resulting from…
10/25/17

Passive House Site Walk

PassivHausMaine's "Site-Walk" featured the AmstutzHayes family's Ridgeline Passive House. The house certainly earns its Ridgeline name sitting on the side of a good sized hill overlooking Casco Bay.  Over twenty people got a chance to walk…
10/16/17

See Passive House Building in Action!

Site Walk Passivehaus Maine is hosting a site walk of Ridgeline in Yarmouth. This is a great chance to see what Ecocor does from the inside out! The site walk starts at 5:30 pm on October 23, and is located at 40 Russells Hill Road,…
10/13/17

Solsken by Ecocor Home Chosen for Passive House on Long Island, New York

We’re happy to announce another Passive House from our Solsken by Ecocor line will be leaving the factory soon. The panelized components will be shipped to Long Island, NY where it will be assembled by our team of building professionals and made ready for the final fit and finish.

09/14/17

Making Passive House Mainstream

Our superinsulated homes are featured in super-detail in the current issue of Fine Homebuilding Magazine! The story showcases our panelized approach to home construction that starts in our factory, here in Searsmont, Maine. Not only do we…
09/01/17

Rethinking Modular Construction

Green & Healthy Home Maine Magazine wrote a nice piece on modular home building in Maine. Our high performance panelized construction methods were featured in the article.  Want to see how we build a house? Check this out. In print…
07/11/17

WATCH: Team Montreal Assembles Prefab Passive House

Watch as the TEAMMTL (the Solar Decathalon 2018 team from Montreal) passive house is assembled. Check out some pictures and more renderings our on project page
06/01/17

Montreal Solar Decathalon Team Chooses Ecocor Panelized Prefab Passive House

We’re proud to be the industry partner of TEAMMTL in the biennial green building competition at the Solar Decathalon China 2018 in Dezhou, China.

06/20/16

North American Factories Specializing in Superinsulated Panelized Building Up and Running

Factories on both sides of North America are designing and turning out prefabricated components for Passive House buildings.  In Pemberton, British Columbia, BC Passive House makes panelized parts for Passive House buildings as well as panels for…
06/17/16

There Are More Prefab Passive House Options for North America

Ecocor, a Searsmont, Maine-based high-performance building manufacturer is partnering with Milford, Pa.–based architecture firm Richard Pedranti Architect (RPA) to design and build single-family homes built to Passive House standards. The designs…
06/16/16

EcoCor brings Swedish building tech to the USA to produce passivhaus prefab

High tech wooden prefab houses are very popular in Sweden, but relatively unknown in the US.  EcoCor is bringing this popular Swedish technology to the US. 
06/16/16

New Passive House Prefab Factory an Assembly Line for Green Homes

EcoCor, a Maine-based builder of Passive House prefabs, now offers 11 different ready-to-order models of energy-efficient, factory-built prefabs homes.
06/14/16

A new player in the growing market for prefabricated Passive House construction in the U.S.

There’s a new player in the small but growing market for prefabricated Passive House construction in the U.S. Announced on Monday, the Searsmont, Maine–based high-performance building manufacturer Ecocor is teaming up with Milford, Pa.
06/14/16

Builder, architect Launch Line of Energy-Efficient Prefab Homes

Ecocor has teamed up with Richard Pedranti Architect to develop a line of prefabricated homes that meet the strict energy-efficient requirements of the "Passive House" standard.
06/13/16

North America’s first fully prefabricated passive houses could revolutionize the housing market

A new partnership between Ecocor and the design firm of Richard Pedranti Architect (RPA) will design and build North America’s most energy-efficient prefab Passive Houses. The Ecocor-RPA partnership was announced today with the unveiling of eleven…
06/10/16

Panelizing Passive House: A Maine Builder Starts Production

JLC's Coastal Connection has been following the progress of Maine building company EcoCor, LLC.  Since we first connected with him in 2011, EcoCor's Chris Corson has introduced more advanced European-made materials and components as the new products…
09/09/14

Panelizing Passive

Earlier this year, JLC's Coastal Connection took a trip to the panelizing shop of EcoCor Design/Build near Belfast, Maine, to watch as EcoCor fabricated wall panels for a superinsulated house designed to meet the tough Passive House performance…
07/31/14

Heavy-Duty Window Flashing by Chris Corson Using Extoseal Encors

EcoCor's Chris Corson demonstrates Extoseal Encors Window Flashing.
06/10/14

A Visit to a Passive House Panelizing Shop

JLC has been following the evolution of builder Christian Corson's company, EcoCor, Inc., since 2011.  With a half-dozen site-built Passive House jobs under his belt since 2011, Corson is now moving into panelization - the constructing of wall and…

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