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Kriss Carr and Buck Swain, Carr Concrete

Kris Carr and Buck Swain of Carr Concrete in Old Saybrook took the lead on the Thermomass walls. The company's well-earned reputation for thinking outside the box and meeting hard deadlines in harder weather has earned them a big client roster.

CHAD H. VOGT & R. SCOTT ERRICSON, e2 engineers

e2 engineers is a structural engineering consulting firm located in New London, CT. They provide structural engineering design services for both commercial and residential buildings through out the Northeast. e2 engineers prides itself in working with the latest technologies to develop cost effective and environmentally sustainable designs.

JOHN & PETER O'KEEFE, HJ O'Keefe Builders

Third generation residential construction specialists, John and Pete bring a dynamic blend of modern technology and deep experience to their high-quality craftsmanship. Going beyond Energy Star standards has been their hallmark since the standard was developed, adding value to every home they've built. With a history of educating their clients about the benefits and incentives of sustainable energy and efficient construction, HJOK is now taking residential building to a whole new level with realsmarthouse #1.

MARK COMEAU, Registered Architect

Mark’s firm specializes in master planning, residential architecture and specialty-custom commercial projects. As professor of Architecture and Sustainability at Three Rivers Community College since 1990, Mark has been at the forefront of the “green building" movement, and is certified as a US Green Building Council - LEED GPRO and NAHB Green Professional. The firm’s strategy embeds the many elements of sustainable stewardship in its designs, resulting in subtle solutions that are celebrated through their function and performance while contributing to overall aesthetics. Mark is also the author of Architecture of the World: The Story of All of Us, an accumulation of the author’s experiences, photographs, research, and of course stories, as lived through extensive student travel-study groups around the world.

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THOMAS MITCHELL, Principal

Creative director, writer, communications designer and project manager for clients in the US and Europe, Thomas realized on a trip to Iceland in 2012 that intelligently designed, more efficient and more durable homes could be successful in America. Two years of research and analysis yielded insights that evolved into the realsmarthouse® concept.

DENNIS & MICHAEL PURINTON, Purinton Builders Inc.

One of the few Thermomass-certified companies in New England, Purinton Builders is a full-service sitework and concrete operation specializing in advanced, highest quality cast-in-place insulated structures. Dennis Purinton, current president of the Concrete Foundations Association, and son Michael continue to develop new methods and mix designs for environmental and building sustainability.