Fine Homebuilding - Environment for Retirement

Fine Homebuilding magazine’s latest issue includes the HOUSES by DESIGN section with a ZED project article called Environment for Retirement. As long term fans of the publication and winners of the 2017 Fine Homebuilding HOUSES award, ZED is thrilled to receive this continuing coverage.

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Boston Home Magazine Story

Boston Home magazine wrote a story about ZED's historic rowhouse in Boston's SouthEnd. 
(A renovated green home in Boston that is both modern + historic simultaneously.)

Boston needs more deep energy retrofits of brownstones and row homes like this!

Great job by John Mucciarone and Stephanie Horowitz of ZeroEnergy Design for beautiful architecture.

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Illinois Gets Its First Passive House Institute Certified Home

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After a thorough renovation and completing a rigorous review process, Ellis Passivhaus in Chicago becomes the first Passive House Institute certified home in Illinois.

A development of Kenwood Construction Services with the Passive House consulting services of  ZeroEnergy Design, the Ellis Passivhaus transforms an antiquated 1890’s rowhome into a progressive, urban, green living environment.  

The newly renovated home now provides exceptional energy performance, healthy indoor air quality, thermal comfort, and long term resilience, all within a Chicago row house aesthetic.  

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GREEN HOME TOUR - first certified Passive House in Chicago!

ZeroEnergy Design and Kenwood Construction are pleased to announce that the historic greystone Ellis Passivhaus rowhome, which recently underwent a renovation to become the first certified Passive House in Chicago, is open to the public on the 2018 GreenBuilt Home Tour.

The GreenBuilt Home Tour features 15 exceptional, award-winning, and nationally-recognized homes throughout Illinois, which highlight attractive, affordable, and sustainable building practices. Tickets allow access for two people to all the homes.

The Ellis Passivhaus rowhome includes construction by Kenwood Construction, Passive House Consulting and Mechanical Design by ZeroEnergy Design, Architecture by Richard Kasemsarn, and Photos by Elizabeth Harper. The home has recently been certified under the Passive House EnerPHit standard by the Passive House Institute. 

DATES:  Sat July 28 + Sun July 29, 2018

TOUR:  INFO + TICKETS

New Book: Passive House Rising to New Heights

The newest Passive House case study book, titled From Small to Extra Large, Passive House Rising to New Heights, has just been released and is free to download!

Great Passive House cases of all scales are included, from single family homes to large multi-family buildings.

Be sure to review ZeroEnergy Design's Passive House consulting cases on:

  • Pages 62-63 with Architect: The Turrett Collaborative
  • Pages 78-79 and 82-83 with Paul A. Castrucci, Architect
  • Pages 84-85 as a ZED firm profile
  • Page 100 with Jane Sanders Architect

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LG releases Passive House article

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ZeroEnergy Design (ZED) is pleased that LG, the South Korean multinational manufacturing company offering air source heat pumps and other electronics, just released an article about high performance homes and buildings entitled: "Passive House Is Creating a New Standard for Efficiency". 

The article references three Passive House examples including:

Two ZED consulting projects:
- Hollis Montessori School (Architecture by Windy Hill Associates)
- ABC No Rio Offices & Gallery (Architecture by Paul A. Castrucci Architect)

One ZED architecture project:
- New England Passive House Retreat

ZED encourages widespread adoption of Passive House levels of building performance, and is pleased to cooperate with LG in educating the company's audiences.

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RetrofitNY Solution Provider Team

Paul A. Castrucci, Architect together with energy consultant, ZeroEnergy Design, are pleased to announce their Solution Provider Team partnership and prequalification status for NYSERDA RetrofitNY initiative.
 
RetrofitNY is working to create new solutions to renovate multifamily buildings while achieving or approaching net-zero energy use and creating standardized and scalable processes that will improve residents’ comfort and buildings’ energy performance. 

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Fine Homebuilding Podcast

Great podcast by Fine Homebuilding Magazine!
Thanks for the shout out from Brian Pontolilo for your #FavoriteWholeHouse!

Listen at 39:26 in the #podcast:  LISTEN

Brian discusses his 'Better Than Average' #FineHomebuilding ARTICLE

About the ZED #architecture project: MARGATE RESILIENT RESIDENCE

#transitionaldesign #modernarchitecture #healthyhome #energyefficiency #daylighting

Now Practice Now

Turf—Where do we work? How do we work?

Today's urban challenges are reshaping the scale, specialization and composition of design practice. Overlapping boundaries and transdisciplinary thinking is needed to address the contemporary urban condition. Where—and how—do firms, teams and individuals practice design today? Why is this important to the future of practice?

June 14 | 6-8PM | BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Suite 200, Boston

RSVP

Framing the topic
Christine Dunn AIA
principal, Sasaki

David Gamble AIA
principal, Gamble Associates

Roundtable
Mark Doughty
general manager, Thoughtforms

Shauna Gillies-Smith ASLA
founding principal, GROUND

Stephanie Horowitz AIA
managing director, ZeroEnergy Design

Daniel St. Clair
managing director, Spaulding & Slye Investments

Carole Wedge FAIA
president, Shepley Bulfinch

Town hall discussion
All are invited to participate.

About the Now Practice Now Series

Equity. Inclusion. Design. Technology. Environment. Resources. Innovation.

Architecture practice now faces significant challenges. Changes in technology, production, and collaboration are altering traditional modes of working. The Now Practice Now workshops explore the means and methods of transforming practice. The series is for those who now practice.

Jay Wickersham FAIA, 2018 BSA president, and the Now Practice Now committee invite you to join us for three candid discussions. Together we'll create a framework for the Now Practice Now Summit in Fall 2018.              

Have your say: @BSAAIA #NOWPRACTICE.

Chicago Passive House

ZeroEnergy Design's Kenwood Passive House in Chicago was described in detail by developer and ZED client, Michael Conners of Kenwood Construction. Nearing completion, the project is targeting Passive House certification. Passive House Consulting and Mechanical Design by ZED.  Listen to the recent interview in WBEZ 91.5 Radio.

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Boston Design Guide

Paying tribute to Earth Day, the Boston Design Guide featured ZED's Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse in combination with several other eco-friendly, green homes.

The Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse is a high performance home with many green features and includes significant third party certifications:

  • REVEAL Labeled (International Living Future Institute)
  • Zero Energy Certified (International Living Future Institute)
  • LEED Platinum Certified (US Green Building Council

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