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As a matter of general practice, CWS Architects strives to incorporate sustainable design concepts into every project.  As part of its mainstream green philosophy, sustainable concepts are paramount to our approach to developing physical solutions from ideation to completion. CWS Architects has incorporated USGBC LEED standards into five recent projects, two of which were cited by MaineBiz Magazine on their list of the ten largest, greenest buildings in Maine.

  • 2015    CEI Central Office, Brunswick, ME (Coastal Enterprises, Inc.), 20,000 SF Corporate Headquarters with 200 solar panels and 3 geothermal wells, LEED Platinum (certification pending)
  • 2014    409 Cumberland, Portland, ME (AVESTA Housing), 57 Urban Apartments in collaboration with Cultivating Community, Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award in Green Housing, Maine’s first Rooftop Garden & Greenhouse + Healthy Living Center
  • 2013    Elm Terrace, Portland, ME (Community Housing of Maine), 38 Urban Family Apartments in the historic Children’s Hospital of Portland, Maine’s first LEED Platinum Historic Preservation Housing Project
  • 2012    Maine Hall, Bangor, ME (Community Housing of Maine), 28 Apartments in the historic Maine Hall on the former Maine Theological Seminary campus, Maine’s first LEED Silver Historic Preservation Affordable Housing Project
  • 2012    Oak Street Lofts, Portland, ME (AVESTA Housing), 37 Urban Artist Loft Apartments and Gallery, Maine’s first LEED Platinum certified Affordable Housing Project, NEREJ – Green Building Project of the Month, July 2012, USGBC–LEED for Homes 2012 Outstanding Developer Award, Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award in Green Housing