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Senator Bartlett Congratulates Winner of Energy Efficient Design Contest

June 27, 2006

AUGUSTA – Senator Phillip Bartlett II (D-Cumberland County) is pleased to announce that second place in the MaineStream Green Home Design Contest organized by the Maine State Housing Authority (MaineHousing) went to Ryan Senator of Gorham.

L-R: Rep. Chris Barstow (D-Gorham), Senator Phil Bartlett, Aimee Senator, design winner Ryan Senator, and Dale McCormick, Director of the Maine State Housing Authority.

“ I am very proud that Mr. Senator won this award,” Senator Bartlett said. “Maine is on the forefront of efficient building design, and I hope that his plans and ideas serve as a model for new construction.”

Representative Christopher Barstow (D-Gorham) was also on hand at the presentation of the award. “With the economic conditions and environmental factors surrounding energy use, it is wonderful that we have someone in our town that can lead the way in designing housing that is efficient,” commented Representative Barstow. “I am very proud that Ryan has won this award.”

Applicants were challenged to submit designs for homes of 1,000 square feet that met the requirements of MaineHousing’s Green Design Standards, adopted by the agency last year for new multi-family developments it finances. A panel of five judges selected the three winning entries from among 23 submissions.

Mr. Senator joined TFH Architects of Portland in 2002 after receiving his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Roger Williams University of Rhode Island. He is taking an internship program in preparation for his architect’s license. Ryan has had an interest in environmentally responsible design since his undergraduate days, and has designed and built an energy-efficient home in Kingfield.

First place was awarded to John Gordon of Gordon|Stanley Architecture of Southwest Harbor and third place to Chris Briley, founder of the new Green Design Studio in Yarmouth. In addition to the three winning entries, the judges selected two other entries for honorable mention, and singled out seven others for specific notable green design features.

The winning designs will be featured in public displays throughout the state, starting at the University of Southern Maine. More details on the date and location of this and other displays will be available on MaineHousing’s website at as soon as the information is available. MaineHousing is developing a publication and CD featuring the winning designs that will be available later this year.

Senator Bartlett is Chair of the Utilities Energy Committee, and represents the communities of Gorham, Scarborough and Westbrook. For more information contact Senator Bartlett at (207) 287-1515.