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.
ZED's Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse captures the cover of Period Homes!
Feature article includes a detailed interview with Jordan Goldman about how ZED's Energy Consulting & Mechanical Design practice empowers other architects to build high performance homes.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org with name & phone.
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
Representative ZED team members were thrilled to celebrate the Best of Boston Home® 2017 award Best Sustainable Architect, Boston while at the Innovation & Design Building last night! Thanks to @BostonHomeMag & @BostonMagazine - We are grateful for the honor.
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ZeroEnergy Design was awarded Best of Boston Home® 2017 for Best Sustainable Architect- Boston!
The prestigious award signifies the very best within the home design industry, per Boston magazine. The Winter issue of Boston Home with the award is now available at newsstands.
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2016 Passive House Symposium was a resounding success! Speakers, vendors, and attendees all gathered at District Hall in Boston for a full day of amazing content and knowledge sharing. Panels covered a variety of topics, including the legislative process, selling Passive homes, wall sections, and multifamily buildings.
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Below from left to right: Panelists Senator William Brownsberger, Emily Norton, Masschusetts Chapter Director of the Sierra Club, and Eugenia Gibbons, Clean Energy Program Director of the Mass Energy Consumers Alliance.
Below: Panel moderator Stephanie Horowitz, member of Passive House Massachusetts Board of Directors, and Managing Director of ZeroEnergy Design.
Below: Keynote speaker Ken Levinson, President of New York Passive House.
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The 2016 PRISM Awards honored ZeroEnergy Design and Thoughtforms with two awards: ‘Best Net Zero/Passive House’ and ‘Best Energy Efficient Project’ for the Lincoln Farmhouse. Hosted by the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston, the PRISM Awards seek excellence in building, design, and industry related categories.
The Lincoln Farmhouse, a collaboration between Thoughtforms & ZeroEnergy Design, demonstrates that families who desire a green home do not need to compromise on style, space or comfort. With more than a year of measured occupancy to date, the home unquestionably provides exceptional energy performance, healthy indoor air quality, water efficiency, thermal comfort, and long term resilience, all within a welcoming, New England aesthetic.
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ZeroEnergy Design was selected for the national 2016 ARCHITECT 50 list, a list of the top architecture firms across the country generated annually by Architect magazine, the Journal of the American Institute of Architects.
After more than a decade of high performance design, ZeroEnergy Design fared exceptionally well against far larger firms, including placing 6th nationwide on the Sustainability list.
Contributing factors include that over 82% of the firm’s designed projects exceed the AIA 2030 goals, and for those post-construction projects with collected data, 87% met the predicted energy use intensity goals with real world performance.
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At the up-coming AIA New England 2016 Regional Conference, ZeroEnergy Design's Stephanie Horowitz will be moderating the panel: PASSIVE HOUSE AND MAINE - How did a small rural state become a national design leader in energy efficiency?
The workshop panel will focus explore architects and builders in Maine as early adopters of the German energy efficiency standard, and their holistic architecture that raises technical performance to the same level as aesthetic design.
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Architect magazine named ZeroEnergy Design on the ARCHITECT 50 list!
ZED also placed 6th for Sustainability in the United States!
The national 2016 ARCHITECT 50 list, a list of the top architecture firms across the country, is generated annually by Architect magazine, the Journal of the American Institute of Architects.
VIEW: ARCHITECT 50 LIST
VIEW: SUSTAINABILITY LIST
Architects were rated and listed in separate categories, including business, sustainability, and design, plus an overall score. The rating methodology utilized a formula generated by industry experts and was paired with judging interpretations by Architect magazine editors.
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ZeroEnergy Design is proud to announce that Matthew Genaze is now a Certified Passive House Consultant!
The Passive House standard represents exceptional energy performance for homes and buildings. To become a Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC), professionals must take comprehensive online and in-class instruction, including energy modeling, hygrothermal modeling, and rigorous testing. 67% of ZED design staff are now CPHCs.
As a Project Manager & Designer at ZeroEnergy Design, Matthew regularly utilizes his Passive House skill set. He recently completed the design of a new zero energy home in Newton, MA, and is now overseeing it's construction, as well as working on several other high performance projects.
Fine Homebuilding has an excellent article about a green home by ZED (Margate Residence) in the August/Sept 2016 Issue which is available in print now.
Be sure to either 1) pick up a copy at you local bookstore, 2) view the free slideshow below, or 3) become a Fine Homebuilding member so you can read the full article.
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Dwell magazine covers the Powisset Net-Positive Barn!
This updated barn produces far more energy than it consumes each year. The super-insulated facility includes a commercial kitchen, learning/dining area, offices, and abuts a community supported agriculture (CSA) food distribution area.
Architecture & Mechanical Design - ZeroEnergy Design
Construction - Stack + Co
Client - The Trustees of Reservations
ZeroEnergy Design's award winning Green Good Design (Margate Residence) is being exhibited in Athens. If you are traveling in Greece, be sure to visit the Contemporary Space at the European Centre for Architecture.
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ZeroEnergy Design's Family Loft was selected for inclusion in a new book from Schiffer Publishing titled Condo Makeovers: Inventive Ideas for Vertical Living. A photo of the Family Loft also graces the book's rear cover. Now available on the publisher's website.