Architect Magazine

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.


6th Nationwide for Sustainability

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.