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    Ten homes are planned for Baird Landing in Freeport, billed as Maine's first net-zero energy subdivision.

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    Baird Landing developers Alex Burnham, left, and Jonathan Lobozzo stand outside one of the development's net-zero homes.

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    Tall ceilings with open beams in a home at Baird Landing,

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    A 4-inch slab of insulation board sandwiched between the framing and the sheathing in one of the Baird Landing homes is part of the building strategy to keep the heat in.

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    Can the lure of no energy bills add up to sales for Maine home builders? - Staff photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette | of | Share this photo

    Carpenter Luke Bennett works outside a home in Baird Landing in Freeport. A 4-inch slab of insulation can be seen on the unfinished ceiling.

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    A net-zero home in progress at Baird Landing.

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    Can the lure of no energy bills add up to sales for Maine home builders? - Staff photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette | of | Share this photo

    Lois Lengyel, a listing agent for Baird Landing at Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty in Portland, says that for buyers a Baird property is "the whole package. It's the lifestyle."

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