Top green architecture and home design website, Inhabitat, recently published a story on ZED’s Lincoln net positive farmhouse in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Designed and built in collaboration with Thoughtforms Corporation, this 2,800 sq. ft. modern farmhouse was inspired by the traditional farmhouses found in that area and proves that families can lead healthy, low-carbon lifestyles without compromising on style, space or comfort.
While flexible and spacious open-concept living areas provide plenty of space for the family to live, work, play and entertain, a high-performance design ensures low energy consumption and superior thermal comfort throughout the year. In addition to the 13.1 kW array of solar roof panels that produce more energy than required, the home also features plenty of other green amenities such as high-efficiency appliances, root cellar, and planning for rainwater catchment.
The Lincoln Net Positive project has won several awards, including a BSA Award for Sustainable Design and Gold PRISM awards for Best Net Zero Passive House and Best Energy Efficient Project.