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ZED Tapped as Expert on Minimizing Construction Waste

Careful planning during the design phase can help divert construction waste from the landfills as well as save money, and it all begins with sizing the home properly.

Right-size rather than over-size - this is the most influential way to reduce construction materials,” said ZED’s Stephanie Horowitz in Houzz’s latest article.

Stephanie shares several additional tips to improve sustainability and minimize construction waste. Clink on the below link to read the full article.

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Concord Green Home Featured in Houzz

ZED’s classically beautiful, healthy, and ecofriendly Concord Green Home was just featured in a Houzz editorial article on ‘sustainable homes created by design professionals for themselves’.

The residence was created for interior designer Lisa Tharp who wanted a home that not only blended in seamlessly with the traditional New England architecture in the Concord, Massachusetts, neighborhood, but also offered the highest indoor air quality and a low carbon footprint. Multi-functional living spaces such as the first-floor home office that could also serve as an ADA-compliant master suite or the alcove off the second-floor master bedroom that could work equally well as a secondary office space or a walk-in closet ensured that the home met the needs of the family and would also appeal to future homeowners.

The home won the EcoHome Design Award in 2011 and has been previously featured in Fine HomeBuilding and Design New England magazines.

For the the full article, click on the link below.

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ZED's Net Positive Farmhouse featured in Houzz Earth Day Tour

Popular online architecture and interior design website, Houzz’s tour of seven low-carbon, energy-efficient homes in celebration of Earth Day 2019 features ZeroEnergy Design’s Net Positive Farmhouse in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

With plenty of functional and flexible family-friendly spaces to live, work, play and entertain, a guest suite on the first floor for comfortable aging-in-place, planned rainwater catchment, high-efficiency appliances, root cellar, and edible plantings, this modern home proves that families do not have to compromise on style, space or comfort to live in a healthy, energy-efficient home.

A super-tight building envelope and a well-designed mechanical system ensure that this all-electric home uses 70% less energy than comparable code-built homes, while photovoltaic panels on the roof produce more energy than needed, making it net positive.

ZED and Thoughtforms Corporation designed and built this home in collaboration. The LEED Platinum project won a Sustainable Design Award from the Boston Society of Architects at the 8th annual BSA Design Awards Gala in January 2019. It previously won a Gold PRISM award for Best Net Zero/Passive House and Best Energy-Smart Home from Fine Homebuilding magazine.

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Best of Houzz 2018 Awarded to ZeroEnergy Design

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ZeroEnergy Design (ZED)  has been awarded "Best of Houzz 2018" for Design by Houzz, a leading website for home design and architecture. 

With a focus on green modern homes, ZED was selected by the Houzz users from among thousands of home building, remodeling and design industry professionals listed on the website.

The Best of Houzz 2018 award was received for 'Design', signifying that the award winners' design work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz.

"The Houzz community selected a phenomenal group of Best of Houzz 2018 award winners, so this year's recipients should be very proud,” said Liza Hausman, Vice President of Industry Marketing at Houzz. “Best of Houzz winners represent some of the most talented and customer-focused professionals in our industry, and we are extremely pleased to give them both this recognition and a platform on which to showcase their expertise."