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Problem

Resort developer Scout Capital acquired a 10-acre (4-hectare) parcel on an island off the coast of Nantucket that included a dilapidated structure served by a cesspool. Owner Alan Worden wanted to renovate the site and build a single-family retreat ... a summer home that would sit lightly on the land and be a testing site for sustainable building practices the company could integrate into its other, larger resort properties.

Solution

Working with a variety of “green” consultants, Worden built a 2400-ft2 (223-m2) home powered by sun and wind and furnished with eco-friendly materials. He also replaced the cesspool with an energy efficient AdvanTex® Wastewater Treatment System that treats household wastewater to reuse quality. Esther’s Island Retreat has qualified for a LEED Silver rating.