Boston’s Future Buildings: How Do We Get to Net Zero?

Experts (including ZED's Stephanie Horowitz) examine the financial, political, legal, and technical challenges of how we make net-zero carbon construction happen in Boston.

• Matt O’Malley — Boston City Council Environment & Sustainability Committee (moderator)
Stephanie Horowitz — ZED
• Henrietta Davis — former Mayor of Cambridge
• John Cleveland — Boston Green Ribbon Commission
• Joan Fitzgerald — Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University
• Cammy Peterson—Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Presented by the JP Forum and the Boston Clean Energy Coalition (on Facebook @BosCleanEnergy)

WHERE / WHEN
June 15, 2017  |  7:30–9:00 pm
First Church in Jamaica Plain
6 Eliot Street, Boston, MA

Free Passive House Book

A #FREE #PassiveHouse book of project case studies!

Just released, Passive House Buildings: New England Forges Ahead, is a collaboration between the Passive House groups from Maine, Vermont, Connecticut and Massachusetts to publish this collection of high performance, regional case studies. 

The book includes ZeroEnergy Design's involvement with 8 separate project cases!

READ:  FREE BOOK

 

ZED awarded Best of Houzz 2017 for Design!

Best of Houzz 2017 - Design

Best of Houzz 2017 - Design

ZED has been awarded "Best of Houzz 2017" for Design by Houzz, a leading website for home design and architecture.

With a focus on green modern homes, ZeroEnergy Design was selected by the 40 million monthly Houzz users from among the thousands of home building, remodeling and design industry professionals listed on the website.

MORE: PRESS RELEASE

Homeowners Attend Newton Net Zero Tour

The Newton Net Zero tour was a strong success!  50+ attendees joined ZeroEnergy Design (the architect) and Auburndale Builders (the contractor) for a presentation and tour of the property while under construction. Both firms are grateful for the promotional cooperation of Green Newton and Historic Newton, helping to share the opportunity and enable homeowners to view a new house with exceptional energy performance, healthy indoor air quality, and resilient design.

Stephanie Horowitz AIA, Managing Director of ZeroEnergy Design, discusses the design process essential to achieving a net zero energy home.

Stephanie Horowitz AIA, Managing Director of ZeroEnergy Design, discusses the design process essential to achieving a net zero energy home.

Matthew Genaze, Project Manager & Designer at ZeroEnergy Design, discusses how to achieve an airtight enclosure.

Matthew Genaze, Project Manager & Designer at ZeroEnergy Design, discusses how to achieve an airtight enclosure.

Nick Falkoff, General Manager of Auburndale Builders, explains how his staff implemented the exterior rigid insulation, and when soon combined with cavity insulation, will achieve super-insulation for the home.

Nick Falkoff, General Manager of Auburndale Builders, explains how his staff implemented the exterior rigid insulation, and when soon combined with cavity insulation, will achieve super-insulation for the home.

Ryan McCarthy, Project Manager at Auburndale Builders, describes the wall assembly using a mock-up.

Ryan McCarthy, Project Manager at Auburndale Builders, describes the wall assembly using a mock-up.

A thermal image shows the warm attendees on the cold and stormy day.

A thermal image shows the warm attendees on the cold and stormy day.

Net Zero Home Construction Tour

Please join us for a tour of a Newton net zero energy home under construction.

Go behind the scenes to learn about the design and construction of a green home that will produce as much energy annually as it consumes. ZeroEnergy Design, the architect, and Auburndale Builders, the contractor, will explain how the project achieves exceptional energy performance, healthy indoor air quality, superior thermal comfort, and long term durability. The event includes a tour of the building and systems while the walls are still open for viewing, plus a short explanatory presentation.

DATE:  January 18, 2017, Wednesday at 12PM

LOCATION:  Newton MA
(Street address provided approx a week before tour to confirmed attendees.)

DETAILS:  Attendance is free.  RSVP required!
Reserve your space by emailing info@zeroenergy.com with name & phone.

Passive House Accelerates

The largest Passive House conference in North America, the NAPHN16 Conference & Expo, included a conference program book: Passive House Accelerates which is available online. 

The book provides an overview of the conference and the people, companies, and institutions making Passive House a reality today, including an interview with ZeroEnergy Design's Jordan Goldman.

READ: JORDAN GOLDMAN INTERVIEW