Local Designer Invents the Quonset Hut Again, and Would Like His Nobel Prize Now, Thanks

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quonset hutOver the past several years, and with assistance from the Maine Technology Institute, Thom Labrie of Shelter +? Inc. has been quietly working on a project he hopes will help solve some of the most common problems associated with traditional building design. The results, a new “Ultra-High Performance Building Shell System,” could change the way homes and other buildings of the future look and perform. “From day one, my goal was to create a construction system that would provide owners with a far higher level of financial, physical and environmental performance than they could get from most every other building system on the market,” said Labrie. (read more about the Quonset hut, oops, I meant the ultra-high performance building shell system, at the Twin Cities Times)

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