News : History meets energy efficiency for home tour

Sep 27, 2010

From the Portsmouth Herald

by Deborah McDermott

James Petersen loves old houses, loves the hardiness and the history of them. And the mechanical engineer is also an energy efficiency pioneer of sorts, having spent 25 years working on sustainable projects — long before they became vogue.

For the past year, he's been working on perhaps his most ambitious project yet — combining these two passions into an 1804 Maplewood Avenue house that he converted into his company's headquarters.

"The tension between energy efficiency and historic preservation is of great interest to me," Petersen said. "This building gave us a unique opportunity to see how we could integrate the two."... Read the full story in the Portsmouth Herald by clicking here!