Architect 50 names ZED as #2 for Sustainability

Architect magazine, the official Journal of the American Institute of Architects, has just released the 2017 Architect 50, a nationwide ranking of professional architecture practices.

The 2017 Architect 50 list names ZeroEnergy Design as #2 in the United States for Sustainability and #12 Overall.  In past years ZED has placed both #3 and #6 nationwide for Sustainability, and has now received the new higher position.

Rankings are based upon a combination of factors including submission documentation, the AIA's Architecture 2030 program data, and a panel of judges. Submitted data is also reviewed for accuracy by a third party verification firm. Rating categories include Design, Business, Sustainability, and Overall.

MORE:  ARCHITECT 50 - SUSTAINABILITY LIST

Design Technology Throwdown

ZED's Jordan Goldman will be judging at the Greenbuild/ABX Design Technology Throwdown—a first-of-its kind competition where teams will face off to see who can design the best solution to a mutual design problem.

A champion will be crowned for the best use of contemporary technology to develop, document, and validate their design. In concordance with Greenbuild's mission of sustainability, extra consideration will be given to projects that incorporate environmental analysis and sustainable design strategies.

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Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse Tour

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ZeroEnergy Design and Thoughtforms are hosting a tour of the Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse, as part of a larger Greenbuild tour of 4 high performance homes & buildings.

Join us for a green home tour and detailed presentation!

Transportation facilitated by Greenbuild.

DATE:  Monday, November 6 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

PRICE: $100 for full day tour (until 11/3) includes 4 projects, transportation, lunch.

REGISTRATION:  Choose 'REGISTER NOW' and then choose 'Attendee'

SESSION TITLE:  "TM03 - Net Positive Revolution"  SESSION DESCRIPTION

PRICING:  Look for the 'SPECIAL EVENTS' section for pricing.

ZED TOP on '15 Best Architects in Boston' LIST

Last year, Boston architecture firms claimed seven spots on Architect Magazine’s Architect 50 list, which ranks firms across the country with a methodology that considers business, sustainability and design.  

Inspired by the Architect Magazine's list, Renoviso decided to curate a list of the 15 best architects in Boston, based on professional recognition, expertise and client testimonials.

Top of the list was ZeroEnergy Design!

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Passive House Details Book

ZED is pleased to announce that 'Passive House Details: Solutions for High-Performance Design' is now available for pre-order on Amazon or direct from Routledge (the publisher).  

Authored by Donald B. Corner, Jan C. Fillinger and Alison G. Kwok, the new textbook provide design goals, research, analysis, systems, details, and inspiring images of some of the most energy-efficient, carbon-neutral, healthy, and satisfying buildings currently built in the region - including the ZED's certified Passive House Hollis Montessori School.  (Passive House consulting and mechanical design by ZED. Architecture by Windy Hill Associates.)

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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