Vermont homes and buildings featured in new book on net-zero energy use

By: Leslie Black-Plumeau

New_net_zeroThe goals for green building are no longer low energy but net-zero energy use. The New New Net Zero, by William Maclay and Maclay Architects, features several prominent Vermont buildings and homes to illustrate the possibilities of net-zero design and construction.

A home designed by Shelburne-based Pill-Maharam Architects in response to a pilot program led by Vermont Housing & Conservation Board is among the book’s case studies, according to last week’s review by Seven Days.

The book’s case studies, lessons learned, and practical construction details lays a path to a net-zero-energy future of structures that produce as much energy as they consume, using only renewable energy sources.