ZeroEnergy Design recognized for eco-friendly homes
The name of the firm comes from the term "zero energy" (or zero-net energy), which is defined as a building that creates as much energy as it uses. A zero-energy building is the result of a multi-disciplined effort and appropriately symbolizes the company’s integrated design philosophy and approach.
“While zero energy buildings are an aspirational goal for some, they are feasible for some clients,” said Stephanie Horowitz, AIA, the firm’s managing director.
To help homeowners create a memorable living space, the ZeroEnergy Design team creates photorealistic renderings to help clients visualize the design before it's constructed. Renderings convey space in three dimensions and can aid in the development of design features and material selections.
“As a design communication tool, renderings are important because they effectively allow clients to preview how their decisions will impact home aesthetics,” Horowitz said.
ZeroEnergy Design was named Best Green Architect in Boston Magazine’s 2011 Best of Boston awards. The award followed a year replete with project awards for the firm, including the Grand Award in the EcoHome Magazine Design Awards, a Citation for Sustainability from the Boston Society of Architects, a National Finalist award in the US Green Building Council’s Natural Talent Design Competition, and a project ranked in Builder Magazine’s 10 Great Houses of 2010 list.
ZeroEnergy Design was kind enough to share photos of green home projects. We hope these shots will inspire you to create your own green home plans.