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Passive House in Vermont, Green Home in Rhode Island Win Awards

PRISM Awards Highlight Projects by ZeroEnergy Design

December 2, 2013
BOSTON — The 2013 PRISM Awards honored green architecture and mechanical design firm ZeroEnergy Design with multiple awards, including Best Energy Efficient Project and Most Innovative Green Design. Hosted every two years by the Builders Association of Greater Boston, the PRISM Awards seek excellence in building, design, and industry related categories.

ZeroEnergy Design won a Gold Prism Award in the Best Energy Efficient Project category for the Norwich Passive House, a PHIUS+ certified passive house located in Norwich, Vt. Schematic design, mechanical design, and passive house consulting, were provided by ZeroEnergy Design, with general contracting by Estes and Gallup, building envelope panels and construction by Bensonwood, Paul Bilgen as consulting architect, and Architectural Openings providing windows and doors.

The company received a Silver Prism Award in the Most Innovative Green Design category for the Passive House Retreat, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified home located in Little Compton, R.I. Architecture, passive house consulting, and mechanical design were provided by ZeroEnergy Design, with general contracting by Aedi Construction.

A Silver Prism Award was also received in the Best Bathroom category for the Moon Hill Bath, a modern bathroom remodel in a mid-century modern home located in Lexington, Mass.

“Our firm continually strives to realize projects with both exceptional design and energy performance. We were thrilled to see three of our projects with these attributes highlighted by the 2013 PRISM awards,” said Stephanie Horowitz, AIA CPHC, of ZeroEnergy Design.

For more information, visit www.zeroenergy.com.

Publication date: 12/2/2013

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