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ZeroEnergy Design

Boston, MA

Licensed AIA Architect in Massachusetts

About ZeroEnergy Design

ZeroEnergy Design creates beautiful, healthy homes that empower families, uplift communities, and improve our living world. We believe buildings can make a positive contribution to the environment.

Our multidisciplinary team takes a holistic and site-specific approach to residential design. The spaces we create are beautiful, functional and durable. They provide healthy, comfortable environments for living, tailored to each client’s requirements and unique sense of style.

Each design includes green home attributes, with our practice addressing energy, carbon, indoor air quality, durability, thermal comfort, and more. Because our deep expertise in green homes is already the norm, our team is therefore able to concentrate design time on each project’s unique attributes and owner desires.

We can help clients reach aggressive performance standards, such as Passive House (PHI and PHIUS+) and the firm's namesake, Zero Energy. Our expertise also includes LEED, Living Building Challenge, REVEAL, and more.

Header image courtesy: Eric Roth Photography
Bottom images (L-R) courtesy: Greg Premru Photography, Chuck Choi Photography, Eric Roth Photography

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"ZED did an outstanding job designing our home. It is not only beautiful to experience, but is engineered to the highest standards of environmental efficiency. That is a perfect combination!"

"My wife and I found our dream house, and moved in just a month before having our first baby. It's a very contemporary design surrounded by green views of nature, and we have spent A LOT of time in it over the last year. Thank you ZeroEnergy Design for creating such an inspiring and comfortable space!"

"Having purchased a large lot that was part of a working apple orchard on top of a mountain I sought out a suitable architect with expertise appropriate for the global warming environment in which we find ourselves and the demanding intended location of the house. I could not be more satisfied or find myself feeling more secure with my choice of ZeroEnergy Design."

BSA Design Awards

2 Zero Energy Design

2018 Sustainable Design | Award
Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse
Photo: Chuck Choi

Horowitz Stephanie

2014 Earl R. Flansburgh Young Architects Award
Stephanie Horowitz AIA

ZED Lttl Comp 003

2012 Small Firms/Small Projects Design | Award
Passive House Retreat
Photo: Greg Premru

7 Zero Energy Truro Truro1

2010 Small Firms/Small Projects Design | Citation
Truro Residence
Photo: ZeroEnergy Design

Services and Experience


Best of Boston Home 2020, Best Sustainable Architect
Architect Magazine, Top 50 Nationwide for Sustainability
Best of Houzz 2021, Design Award

Mid Size (6-15 Architects)
Passive House Certified
Locations Served:
Cape Cod/Islands
Central Mass
Greater Boston
Metro West
New Hampshire
North Shore
Rhode Island
South Shore
Western Mass
Practice Areas:
Green / Sustainable Building
Style Focus:
ADA Compliance Review
ADU (Accessible Dwelling Unit/Mother-in-Law Apartment)
Bidding & Negotiation
Building Design / Renovation
Code Analysis
Construction Documents
Design Development
Energy Efficiency Assessments
Existing Conditions Evaluation
Feasibility Study
Floor Plans
Home Addition
Schematic Design
Site Planning
Space Planning
Technical Drawings (Blueprints)
Project Experience:
Custom Homes
New Construction