Coastal Enterprises Inc. (CEI) completed its transition from its origins as a startup community development lender to a sophisticated 21st-century industry leader by relocating and consolidating their organization to a new, contemporary two-story structure in Brunswick’s historic business district. The new facility’s design was inspired by both design elements from the Federal period found at the project's site and by the organization’s 21st-century purpose. The resulting facility blended contemporary design with the rhythms, textures and scale of the Historic District to create a new compatible contemporary landmark for CEI and the town of Brunswick.
The carbon-neutral 22,000 SF corporate headquarters incorporates a high-performance building envelope and mechanical system with three deep geothermal wells and a full roof-top solar PV system. These systems combined, reduces the building’s energy loads by half and utilizes zero-carbon energy sources.