ZeroEnergy Design

1-617-720-5002
www.zeroenergy.com

Services Provided
Green Architecture, Mechanical Design, and Energy Consulting

Areas Served
New England, Tri-State Area, and beyond...

Business Description
Innovative design embracing energy, environment, and lifestyle.

ZeroEnergy Design (ZED) is green architecture and energy consulting firm specializing in new construction and major renovations. Our commitment to innovative and ecologically sensible design is reflected in our multidisciplinary knowledgebase, which spans architecture, mechanical engineering and financial analysis. With this shared expertise, ZED originates designs that are tailored to a client’s lifestyle, environmental ideology, and unique sense of style.

We believe that great design should both elicit an emotional response and use less energy. Our designs are inspired by clients and the surrounding landscape, resulting in an architecture that is uniquely informed by both subject and place. We are also committed to designing homes that use 50% less energy than building code requires, in pursuit of energy independence.

Our suite of services is unmatched and includes full architectural design, photorealistic renderings through the design process, engineering of the mechanical systems, sustainability consulting, energy modeling with cost analysis, and green certifications such as Energy Star, LEED for Homes, Passive House, and others.

Call us today to discuss your project.

Certification and Awards
Best of Boston - Best Green Architect, EcoHome Design Award, Boston Society of Architects Citation for Sustainable Design, LEED for Homes GOLD, and many more....
Green Architect | Cape Cod & Boston
Winner | Best of Houzz 2014/2013
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156 Milk Street, Suite 3,
Boston, Massachusetts,
United States, 02109 
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We're flattered that you like the design. As an architect, we design custom homes for our clients and receive compensation for our efforts.
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A simple triangular chock may work well, made of the same wood as the cabinetry. Here's an example of a simple rack built of multiple chocks. http://www.amazon.com/Design-Ideas-Wine-Chock-Rack/dp/B00AABVROW
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Didn't know that was available. I think I may cut 2 half rounds of molding and use rubber cement or silicone caulk to hold them in place for similar effect.
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Glad to help!
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Going Solar at Home: Solar Panel Basics

Save money on electricity and reduce your carbon footprint by installing photovoltaic panels. This guide will help you get started Full Story
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Alternative sources like solar will not take care of all our energy needs but offsetting our use of fossil fuels with solar and distributing how we generate energy is not just coffee shop talk any more. If it makes financial sense it's well worth doing. That's how our family looks at it.
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Nancy,

I'm all for finding alternatives to dinosaurian fuel sources, HOWEVER, the phrase you use 'makes financial sense' is KEY to the whole concept, and I would say in intrinsic to the corollary aspect of 'viability'!

Wind and Solar simply cannot supply the energy needs of America: there simply isn't enough generated energy to meet the needs, even if we were able to get the radical enviros to stop with their inane lawsuits stopping the building of more wind and solar farms, and stop with yet more lawsuits stopping the construction of power transmission lines to get that badly needed energy to homes, industry, and businesses!

I'm old enough to remember when many of the same voices NOW screaming about the desert tortoise, some 'endangered' lizard, etc., which 'must' be 'protected' from those wind/solar farms and transmission lines, were also screaming 30, 40, and 50 YEARS ago for the CONSTRUCTION of those same farms and transmission lines!

Those same radical enviro voices PROMISED us that an ICE AGE was coming, that by the year 2000 there would LITERALLY be ZERO fossil fuels left in the ground, and that we had to get rid of paper grocery bags and switch to PLASTIC grocery bags, in order to 'save the planet'!

I'm not asking you to take my word for it, search Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc., to find the books and pamphlets they wrote declaring all (and more dire predictions and promises) of the above 'loudly and proudly'!

Obama and his EPA have shut down some 1/3 of the smaller electrical generating coal fired plants, but NOWHERE have I seen that ELECTRICITY DEMAND has gone down by 1/3! Summer is coming on, and when things heat up, people are going to turn on their A/C in CA, AZ, NV, NM, NY, and the rest of the East Coast...........just how many elderly and children are going to die from heat stroke because of the brown outs and quite probably black outs, because of too high a demand and too little sourcing?

This is why I referred to it as 'coffee shop talk', and why I repeatedly linked the whole debate to Real World Terms: people are LITERALLY going to lose their lives because the 'Climate Change' religionists will not engage in honest debate about the issues, quite frankly because were they to so do, their entire phantasy worldview constructs would come tumbling down.

I just want a real, honest, open, and empirical debate about these issues, which is why I really like Houzz so much: real people engaging in real projects under real world circumstances, attempting to achieve goals which may well have started in a coffee shop somewhere, but when those coffee shop ideas exited that realm, real world requirements took hold, and thus, so did the chances of success when honestly and openly faced!

I'm just asking for honest debate, rather than more pie in the sky hyperbole based in emotional irrationality.

Cheers.
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That's a good question for the interior designer: http://www.ktharpdesign.com/contact.html
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Building on a Budget? Think ‘Unfitted’

Prefab buildings and commercial fittings help cut the cost of housing and give you a space that’s more flexible Full Story
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Re: Robin's comment on costs. I can remember seeing a couple of homes designs -- probably thrown in a pikle - where the designer/builder essentially did use a square/cube as the basic building block - and used standard dimension lumber, plywood, etc as a factor to maximize space at a reduced cost. It was a 3 or 4 story building on a very small piece of land on the Hudson River.
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Another cost saving idea, as oldblackdog inferred, upper floors are cheaper than building bigger on the first floor but may increase the cost of the foundation a bit. However, if you've chosen a cube rather than a rectangle you've already saved a ton of cash and can easily afford the additional foundation requirements.
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Off the Grid: Ready to Pull the Plug on City Power?

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Yay for you guys paintedog .. so neat and a wonderful testimony !
Happy life to you .
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Hi Ecos, We'd be happy to have the image used on your blog. Please contact me directly so we can also get permission from the photographer. aprince at zeroenergy dot com
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Fun Meets Philanthropy in a Lively Playhouse

Kids rule this little play-based kingdom, but the money it raised helps children in the real world Full Story
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Yes, we have decided to make the plans available for sale. Drop me an email (aprince at zeroenergy . com) for the details.
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Great idea
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Yes, the tiles in the shower photo (not this photo) are white tiles installed in a subway pattern.
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Zero Energy Design (ZED) were a good choice, as I wanted to build a low energy house. Having an architectural background, I was pleased that they respected my i...
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Review by lisa k. tharp - k. tharp design:

DREAM TEAM!! The entire team at ZeroEnergy Design was truly a dream to work with. Our first contact, Adam Prince, was enthusiastic and open-minded to the less...
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Stephanie and her team are great to work with. As someone who is pretty design-obsessed, I wanted to be a really active participant in the design and constructi...
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We hired ZED to expand and update the master bathroom in our mid-century modern home, built in 1951. They knew exactly what we wanted, matched the pallette to t...
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ZeroEnergy Design is a highly professional company to do business with. The English Residence Cape Associates built and ZeroEnergy designed is a prime example o...
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Lisa brings exceptionally clear vision to her design projects, and cultivates a consistent professional-caliber aesthetic. Her interior design talents brought s...
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As a custom home builder, Cape Associates has consistently demonstrated high quality workmanship and professionalism. To date they have constructed a LEED G...
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