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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.

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2016 Passive House Symposium Success!

2016 Passive House Symposium was a resounding success! Speakers, vendors, and attendees all gathered at District Hall in Boston for a full day of amazing content and knowledge sharing.   Panels covered a variety of topics, including the legislative process, selling Passive homes, wall sections, and multifamily buildings.

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Below from left to right:  Panelists  Senator William Brownsberger, Emily Norton, Masschusetts Chapter Director of the Sierra Club, and Eugenia Gibbons, Clean Energy Program Director of the Mass Energy Consumers Alliance.

Below:  Panel moderator Stephanie Horowitz, member of Passive House Massachusetts Board of Directors, and Managing Director of ZeroEnergy Design.

Below: Keynote speaker Ken Levinson, President of New York Passive House.

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.

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ARCHITECT 50 List + 6th for Sustainability Nationwide

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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Architect Magazine Says ZED is #3 Nationwide for Sustainability!

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.

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