The Truro Residence is a modern, oceanfront vacation home perched 115’ above sea level overlooking Cape Cod Bay. The home features native landscaping throughout the 1.7 acre site and near zero energy use thanks to a high performance building envelope, a geothermal heating and cooling system, and photovoltaic panels that produce nearly as much energy as the home uses each year.
“We are excited to have our work cited by our peers as a notable example of sustainability,”
The BSA Small Firms/Small Projects Design Awards are judged by a panel of industry professionals. Co-sponsored by the BSA Small Firms Committee, the BSA Residential Design Committee and the Congress of Residential Architects, the sole judging criterion of this award program is design excellence.
About the Architect: ZeroEnergy Design
ZeroEnergy Design, an architecture and mechanical engineering firm, designs high performance residences for new construction and renovation. The unique collaboration between in-house architects, mechanical engineers, and financial analysts enables the firm to deliver fully integrated design services.
About the Builder: Silvia & Silvia Custom Builders
Silvia & Silvia is a custom building firm located on Cape Cod, Mass. that specializes in custom building, new construction, renovations, cabinetry and property management. Silvia & Silvia’s appreciation of Old World craftsmanship combined with innovative 21st century construction practices create distinctive, elegant, and energy-efficient homes in the seaside villages and towns of Cape Cod.