LiveRoof looks and functions like a traditional green roof but offers the benefits of a modular system. The company says the system, which Kaplan Thompson used on this home, could extend the life of a roof by 100 to 200 percent and may reduce the energy use of a single-story building by more than 25 percent. It “arrives fully grown” and “installs in an afternoon,” Thompson says. LiveRoof, 800.875.1392; www.liveroof.com.

other favorites Nordic Engineered Wood: beams and columns, www.nordicewp.com

UNILUX AG: high-performance windows, www.unilux.de

Zehnder GmbH: ComfoFresh air distribution systems, www.comfosystems.com


Phil Kaplan, AIA, LEED AP, and Jesse Thompson, AIA, LEED AP, Portland, Maine, www.kaplanthompson.com
Phil Kaplan, AIA, LEED AP, and Jesse Thompson, AIA, LEED AP, Portland, Maine, www.kaplanthompson.com

Kaplan Thompson Architects
phil kaplan, aia, leed ap, and jesse thompson, aia, leed ap
portland, maine
www.kaplanthompson.com