Boston Design Guide covered the news about the recent BRICC award for ZED’s Wellfleet Modern Home. ZeroEnergy Design and A.F. Hultin & Co. won a BRICC Award for "Excellence in New Single-Family Home Design and Construction". The recognition was for a three-bedroom, two and a half bath new green, energy efficient home in Wellfleet, MA created for a West Coast couple with Cape Cod family.
ZeroEnergy Design and A.F. Hultin & Co. Won a BRICC Award for Excellence in New Single-Family Home Design and Construction. The award winning Boston architect and Cape Cod contractor were recognized for a green, energy efficient, Cape Cod home.
The recognition was for a three-bedroom, two and a half bath new green home in Wellfleet, MA created for a West Coast couple that wanted a vacation home for themselves, their family and as rental property.
“Our clients are academic professionals and their focus is sustainability,” said Stephanie Horowitz of ZeroEnergy Design. “When they couldn’t find a green home for sale on Cape Cod, they purchased a piece of property near their family and commissioned our firm to design one.”
Several green attributes function in unison to create the energy efficient 1,800 square-foot home. Continuous super-insulation and exceptional air sealing reduce the annual heating requirements. Triple-pane windows to capture views and passive solar gain. An air source heat pump keeps the home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. High efficiency appliances and LED lighting keep energy consumption low. On the rooftop, a solar electric system produces enough energy to offset most of the annual energy consumption. Overall, the home uses 89% less energy than similar new homes.
The home layout is also efficient with an L-shaped open living, dining and kitchen space to allow ample space for entertaining. The master suite with a built-in study is located at the western end on the entry level, while on the lower level are two guest bedrooms, a full bathroom and the laundry area.
The home is built on a sloping site optimized for outdoor entertaining through the use of a dining patio on grade and a platform deck without the need for railings. Beautiful views of the surrounding forest are captured while still attracting natural light throughout the home.
“The entire team worked hard to create this green home that meets all the client’s wishes and our collective commitment to ecologically sensible design,” Horowitz said. “We also have to credit the contractor, A.F. Hultin, who executed the design exceptionally well.”
About the architect, ZeroEnergy Design:
ZeroEnergy Design provides full service modern green architecture and mechanical design. The firm designs green homes and buildings pursuing exceptional energy performance. The unique collaboration in-house between architecture, mechanical design, and financial analysis drives a competitive advantage and enables the firm to deliver fully integrated design services. https://ZeroEnergy.com
About the contractor, A.F. Hultin & Co:
A.F. Hultin builds architecturally-designed, custom homes in the towns of Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet and Eastham. With over 35 years of experience, they understand the unique requirements of building on the Outer Cape, including all aspects of home building and remodeling. Their long-standing relationships with experienced local tradesmen and staff of licensed carpenters allows them to manage all aspects of each project. http://ArtHultin.com
New article just released on Houzz about the Wellfleet Modern Home on Cape Cod. Includes an interview with architect, Stephanie Horowitz.
Green architecture insights just in time for summer and the beach!
The Newton Net Zero tour was a strong success! 50+ attendees joined ZeroEnergy Design (the architect) and Auburndale Builders (the contractor) for a presentation and tour of the property while under construction. Both firms are grateful for the promotional cooperation of Green Newton and Historic Newton, helping to share the opportunity and enable homeowners to view a new house with exceptional energy performance, healthy indoor air quality, and resilient design.
Representative ZED team members were thrilled to celebrate the Best of Boston Home® 2017 award Best Sustainable Architect, Boston while at the Innovation & Design Building last night! Thanks to @BostonHomeMag & @BostonMagazine - We are grateful for the honor.
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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.
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Architect magazine named ZeroEnergy Design on the ARCHITECT 50 list!
ZED also placed 6th for Sustainability in the United States!
The national 2016 ARCHITECT 50 list, a list of the top architecture firms across the country, is generated annually by Architect magazine, the Journal of the American Institute of Architects.
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Architects were rated and listed in separate categories, including business, sustainability, and design, plus an overall score. The rating methodology utilized a formula generated by industry experts and was paired with judging interpretations by Architect magazine editors.
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Dwell magazine covers the Powisset Net-Positive Barn!
This updated barn produces far more energy than it consumes each year. The super-insulated facility includes a commercial kitchen, learning/dining area, offices, and abuts a community supported agriculture (CSA) food distribution area.
Architecture & Mechanical Design - ZeroEnergy Design
Construction - Stack + Co
Client - The Trustees of Reservations
The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design presented a 2016 Green GOOD DESIGN™ Award for the Margate Resilient Residence to ZeroEnergy Design.
Green GOOD DESIGN identifies and emphasizes the world’s most important examples of sustainable design, while also helping develop public awareness about companies that provide the best in ecological and sustainable design.
The original GOOD DESIGN award program founded in Chicago in 1950 remains among the oldest and most important Awards Program worldwide.
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Stephanie Horowitz AIA, managing director of ZeroEnergy Design, has been appointed to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) Advisory Group. COTE serves nationwide as the community and voice on behalf of AIA architects regarding sustainable design.
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Just now available on newsstands - the latest New England Home with ZED's Lexington Modern Residence (March/April 2016 Issue). The article includes an interview with green architect Stephanie Horowitz, and a large photo spread on the superinsulated modern green home. Be sure to pick up your copy of the magazine! In the meantime you can read more on the ZeroEnergy.com website.
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In the article '10 Beach Houses That Make Us Want to Live by the Water', Architectural Digest selected ZeroEnergy Design's iconic Truro Modern Beach House as the capstone to a slideshow of exceptional properties.
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Architect magazine publishes the prestigious Architect 50 List each year. ZeroEnergy Design was selected as #3 nationwide for Sustainability, surrounded by Gensler and Sasaki Associates, two of the largest firms in the United States. Our firm is thrilled to see the level playing field between firms of all sizes, paired together with the strong emphasis on sustainability.