green design

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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FORBES INTERVIEWED ZED's Stephanie Horowitz

Forbes magazine writer Regina Cole crafts an article about New England high-end homeowner’s interest beyond style and beauty - a growing interest in energy.

The article offers design insights from prominent New England architects, including Stephanie Horowitz, Managing Director at ZeroEnergy Design who shares, “Our clients are well schooled in matters of energy conservation; they come to us with a high level of knowledge.”

Stephanie notes that eco-conscious clients interested in gardening often look for basement root cellars to augment upstairs food storage as part of their general goal towards resiliency and self-sufficiency - ZED’s Farmstead Passive House in Vermont is a good example. She also mentions that Passive House, which advocates rigorous standards for energy efficiency in buildings, is particularly suitable for New England’s cold weather conditions.

The full article is linked below.

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