ZeroEnergy Design and Sustainable Construction Services Create an Award Winning Bathroom

The PRISM Awards in Boston highlight a spectacular new modern bathroom with a Silver Award.
PRISM Award for Best Bathroom Renovation
PRISM Award for Best Bathroom Renovation
Oct. 26, 2009 - PRLog -- Boston, MA -- ZeroEnergy Design, an architecture and mechanical design firm, together with Sustainable Construction Services, a green building firm, created an award winning master bathroom during the renovation of a private home in Newton Centre, Massachusetts.

Daniel Glickman of Sustainable Construction Services said he was “proud to receive the Silver PRISM award for Best Bathroom Renovation”, as given by the Builders Association of Greater Boston. The PRISM Awards honor excellence in building, design, sales and marketing as well as many other categories.

The original master bathroom lacked any significant updates since the house was originally constructed in 1912, featuring only a small sink and a dark cavernous shower.  Simple, modern conveniences such as storage and counter space were non-existent.  Client requests for the renovation included finding space in the master bathroom for both a tub and a shower, providing the master suite with more closet space, and making the changes feel fresh, healthy, and bright. Generally, create a clean, modern oasis within the traditional home.

The new master now incorporates twin sinks for the couple, ample countertop area, a shower with a clear glass surround, and a sleek tub directly beneath the windows.  ZeroEnergy Design created a clean feeling space with wonderful light with a quartz vanity top, floating custom bamboo cabinetry, and twin frameless mirrors with tall vertical light fixtures. The floating vanity opens up the floor area, giving the bathroom a more spacious feel.

During the renovation Sustainable Construction Services turned the previous bathroom space conversion into a useful walk-through closet, by incorporating a space-saving pocket door and shallow casework, which provided greatly needed storage space for the master suite.  

The master bathroom was part of a larger renovation by the team including a thermal envelope upgrade for the entire house, complete plumbing & electrical replacement, complete systems upgrade (new high efficiency heating & cooling, heat recovery ventilator, indirect hot water, high efficiency lighting), the addition of a new mudroom with half bath, and three bathroom renovations.

Together, ZeroEnergy Design and Sustainable Construction Services did an amazing job on the entire renovation. The master bathroom stood out as exceptional, now highlighted by the PRISM award”, said Adam Prince, Business Development Principal at ZeroEnergy Design.

Finishes and Fixtures for the Project:
•   Shower, Tub, and Faucet Fixtures by Dornbracht
•   Shower Seat by WaterWorks
•   Lavatories by Rohl
•   Bathtub by Kohler
•   Water Closet by Toto
•   Tiles by Urban Archaeology
•   Light Fixtures by Illusa
•   Quartz Countertops by Cambria
•   Custom Vanity of Caramelized Vertical Grain Bamboo, Designed by ZeroEnergy Design & Fabricated by Sartini Woodworking
•   Privacy Panel by 3Form, Fabricated by Altec Plastics

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 architectural designers, mechanical engineers, and financial analysts drives a competitive advantage and enables the firm to deliver fully integrated design services.

About the Builder: Sustainable Construction Services
Sustainable Construction provides high quality green construction with a focus on maximizing your home's efficiency, occupants’ health and minimizing its impact on the environment. It is our goal to increase your home’s performance and comfort and help to maintain your good health with a conscious effort to remain globally responsible.


Emile Chin-Dickey
617-720-5002 *101
ZeroEnergy Design

Daniel Glickman
Sustainable Construction Services

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ZED provides green home design for new modern homes and renovations. Our full suite of services includes architecture, mechanical engineering, and financial & lifecycle cost analysis for zero energy homes, deep energy retrofits, and Passive Houses.
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