Winning Carbon Challenge Design Offers Affordable Solution with Minimal Carbon Footprint
ZeroEnergy Design wins Carbon Challenge Design Competition to Minimize Fossil Fuel Use and Carbon Footprint of a Habitat for Humanity Home Design
With the support of life-cycle assessment software from the Athena Sustainable Materials Institute, design teams focused on minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, cost effectiveness, and aesthetic appeal for a Habitat for Humanity vacant lot located in Providence, Rhode Island. Winners were awarded cash prizes with the Grand Prize and $5,000 presented to ZeroEnergy Design.
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“We were extremely impressed by the entries to the Carbon Challenge Design Competition;
ZED’s winning design, “The Little Green Rhody,” is a four-bedroom, two-bath home with a traditional aesthetic. The super-insulated building envelope, high performance windows, efficient mechanical systems, and solar electric system, collectively yield an annual performance target of net zero energy. “This design is very buildable and beautifully represented,”
ZeroEnergy Design is a green architecture, mechanical design and energy consulting firm specializing in high performance homes and buildings. The firm’s integrated design approach is uniquely equipped to originate designs tailored to project requirements, environmental ideology, and aesthetic style.