William Maclay - Vermont Architects and Planners
Choices in Sustainability
In The News

"Adams Designing Glen Outdoor Center."

iBerkshires.com - January 02 2018.


[Moosilauke Ravine] Lodge Will Be Completed by Next Fall

The Dartmouth - February 16, 2017.

Wright on the River 

Arts & Crafts Homes - Wright on the River - Spring 2017.

With Tall Timbers on Big Boulders, Moosilauke Lodge Rises. The environmentally sound building pays homage to nature and history on a scenic site.

Dartmouth News - February 3rd, 2017.


Proctor Academy Continues to Blaze Sustainable Path With New Dining Commons
Green Energy Times - December 2016.

Maclay Architects Designs VT's Largest Net-positive Office Building
Green Energy Times - October 2016.

Living Lightly In A Net-Zero Home
New Hampshire Home - March/April 2016.

Trunk Show
New England Home - January 2016.


Achieving Net Zero: Financing your energy-efficient, passive-house construction on a slim budget
Fortnightly Magazine - December 2015.

Wright By the River: The Net Zero River House
Design New England, November/December 2015.

Pierson Library's Steering Committee Works on New Building Plans
Shelburne News, August 19th, 2015.
Lofty Goals: The Willow School
GreenSource/SNAP, July/August 2015.

Lodge Construction May Begin as Early as Fall 2016
The Dartmouth, July 30th, 2015.
Energy conference draws sustainability-minded to U of S
Times-Tribune, July 24th, 2015.
PubWest Book Design Awards 2015
Winner of Silver Award in Large Format Cover Design Category
June 11th, 2015.
Dartmouth to Replace Mossilauke Ravine Lodge
Valley News, June 29th, 2015.
Moosilauke Ravine Lodge, Ledyard will be Rebuilt
The Dartmouth, May 8th, 2015.
Can Vermonters Afford (Not) to Go Net Zero?
Efficiency Vermont Blog. April 6th, 2015.
"Here's an idea for a net zero that makes sense"
Lloyd Alter. Mother Nature Network. March 17th, 2015.
Plan Advances for $4.3M Shelbrune Library
Burlington Free Press, March 1, 2015.

Eph's Bookshelf
Williams College Eph's Bookshelf


"The New Net Zero" Book Review
Jonathan Wright. Building Energy Magazine. Fall, 2014.

Holiday Gift Ideas
New Hampshire Home, Nov/Dec 2014.

"Moving to 'Net Zero' Buildings: Architect William Maclay at GMC Nov 6"
VermontBiz. November, 2014.

"Architect William Maclay to Speak at Green Mountain College"
VTDigger.org. October 22nd, 2014.

"Building(s) for our Future"
N. R. Mallery. Green Energy Times. October 15th, 2014.

"Approaching Zero"
Joann Gonchar, AIA. Architectural Record. October 1st, 2014.

"Tipping Point: We're Moving From the Mechanical World to Biological – William Maclay"
Willow Aliento. The Fifth Estate. September 25th, 2014.

"House of the Week: Mountainside Residence"
Behind the Walls blog. September 25th, 2014.

"A Look at New Books on Green Building"
Katie Gloede. Eco Building Pulse. September 23rd, 2014.

"New Books on Green Building"
Martin Holladay. Green Building Advisor. Septermber 19th, 2014.

"Resilient Design: Vermont'repreneur Bill Maclay on Architect'ing 'New Net Zero'"
Rob Williams. 2VR.org. September 17th, 2014.

"The New Net Zero: Architect Bill Maclay's New Tome Packs a Lifetime of Experience on Low-energy Buildings Into a Tremendous Resource for Practitioners"
Alex Wilson. Environmental Building News. September 2nd, 2014.

"William Maclay's Road Map to Get Off the Grid" (and onto the smart grid)
Reprinted in the AIA NH Forum September, 2014 issue from Sandy Keenan's article in the NY Times

"Which Building Energy Statistics Make the Most Sense?"
Bill Maclay. Green Building Advisor. August 26th, 2014.

"Library plan Comes off the Shelf in Shelburne"
Dorothy Pellett. Burlington Free Press. August 15th, 2014.

"Bensonwood Featured in 'The New Net Zero' by William Maclay"
The Building Cycle. August 11th, 2014.

"Energy Efficient Building: The New Net Zero"
Jane Lindholm & Sage Van Wing. Vermont Public Radio. August 5th, 2014.

"Excerpts: Maclay's 'The New Net Zero'"
Bill Maclay. Burlington Free Press. August 5th, 2014.

"Architect Maclay is Worked up About (Net) Zero"
Joel Banner Baird. Burlington Free Press. August 5th, 2014.

"Architect William Maclay Champions Net-Zero Building"
Kathryn Flagg. Seven Days Vermont. July 30th, 2014.

"Bill Maclay, Architect, Renewable Energy"
Mark Johnson Show. Radio Vermont. July 8th, 2014.

"The New Net Zero by William Maclay"
Mike Horgan. Horgan Associates Design Build blog. June 26th, 2014.

"Waitsfield Aims for Sustainable Architecture"
WCAX. June 23, 2014.

"William Maclay's Road Map to Getting Off the Grid" (and onto the smart grid)
Sandy Keenan. New York Times, Home & Garden. June 18th, 2014.

"VBSR's Business Energy Action Reduces Consumption by 5.6 percent, Exceeds Goal"
Vermont Business Magazine. May 22nd, 2014.

"Trustees Approve Budget, Grant Tenure to Four Faculty" ( and accept comprehensive study of Jackson Lands)
Middlebury College News. May 16, 2014.

"Inspired by Nature: Bosarge Family Education Center at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens: Boothbay, ME"
High Performing Buildings. Spring 2014 Newsletter.

Net Zero by 2030: A Converstation with Architects Eric Corey Freed and Bill Maclay" Part 1 Part 2


"Old Bones, New Energy: Renovating one of Burlington's Historic Homes."
Vermont Magazine. November 2013.

"Net Zero Building Award: This Year, Our Community Advanced the Benchmark to Net-plus"
Building Energy Magazine. October 2013.

 "The Retrofit of the George D. Aiken Center"
WPTZ. September 23, 2013.

"Rehabbed Aiken Gets Top 'Green' Designation"
Burlington Free Press. September 23, 2013.

"UVM's Aiken Center Earns LEED Platinum, Highest Scoring Building in Vermont"
Vermont Business Magazine. September 23, 2013.

"UVM Building Wins Major Environmental Honor"
VPR. September 23, 2013.

"UVM green Building Receives National Award"
WCAX. September 23, 2013.

"UVM's Aiken Center Goes Platinum"
VT Digger. September 23, 2013.

"Several Vermont Downtowns Honored for Revitalization and National Main Street Community Distinction"
State of Vermont press release. June 26, 2013.

"Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens: Wins Top Net Zero & LEED Platinum Achievement"
Green Energy Times. April 15, 2013.

"Vermont Architectural Firms Bring Home State Chapter Awards."
The Burlington Free Press. January 2, 2013.


"Maclay Architects Designed Coast Maine Botanical Gardens Achieves Net-Zero Energy."
Nerej. November 26th, 2012.

"Maine Makes it Mark with Greenest Building in the State."

Green Building News. November 21, 2012.

"Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Project Achieves Net-Zero Energy Use Status; Maine's Greenest Building Showcases State's Commitment to Sustainable Design."
The Sacramento Bee. November 12, 2012.

"A Completely Different Type of Academic Building."
Gary Hawley. Burlington Free Press. November 4, 2012.

"Aiken's Green Roof."
Amanda Kenyon Waite. The University of Vermont. University Communications. October 16, 2012.

"Once Drab and Outdated, U. of Vermont Building is Now A Sustainability Showcase."

Scott Carlson. The Chronicle of Higher Education. March 4, 2012.

"Gov Touts Newton Home That's as Green as it Gets"
Marie Szaniszlo. The Boston Herald. February 11, 2012.

"How Do You Build the House of the Future?"
Barbara Call. Greenough. February 9, 2012.

"University Of Vermont Building Undergoes Major Green Renovation."
NewsChannel 5 - WPTZ. January 17, 2012.

"Renovated Aiken Center Loaded with Environmental Features."
Jeffrey Wakefield. The University of Vermont. University Communications. Jan 13, 2012.

"Reborn Aiken Center an Energy Star; Serves as National Model for Green Renovations."
Jeffrey Wakefield. The University of Vermont. University Communications. Jan 13, 2012.


"The Putney School Field House: A Very 'Green' Building!"
Vermont Magazine. September/October 2011.

"Maine's Greenest Building Designed by a Vermont Architect."
Green Energy Times. Issue 9. August 15, 2011.

"First Net-Zero Public Building Opens in Maine."
International Business Times UK. July 28, 2011.

"Botanical Gardens: New Green Building."
Good Day Maine. July 15, 2011.

"A Green Grand Opening at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens."
PR Newswire. July 15, 2011.

Maine's 'Greenest Building' is Designed to Educate"
The Portland Press Herald. July 14, 2011.

"Maine Gardener: Green Building Designed to be Like One of the Garden's Plants."
The Portland Press Herald. July 10, 2011.

"A Grand and Green Opening at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens"
Bath-Brunswick News. July 9, 2011.

"Students Help Design Net-Zero, LEED-Platinum Certified Field House."
Contractor. June 27, 2011.

"Net-Zero Field House is a Classroom and a Money Maker for the Putney School."
Athletic Business. July 2011.

"Making A Difference: Leslie Fry"
Preservation. July/August 2011.

"Zero Energy Schools: Beyond Platinum."
Educational Facility Planner. Volume 45, Issue 3. May/June 2011.

"First Net-Zero School Building Helps Teach Students Value of Sustainability"
Planetsave. June 3, 2011.

"Good Manors: A Tour of Vermont's Most Amazing New Construction."
Business People Vermont. May 2011. 

"Net-Zero in Vermont: Putney School a Model for Sustainability."
Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit. May 25, 2011.

"The Middlebury South Village Professional Office Building."
Green Energy Times. May 15, 2011.

"Net Zero Vermont Building Presented in Montreal."
Green Energy Times. May 15, 2011.

"Maclay Architects Wins Architectural Award." 
Champlain Business Journal. Central Vermont Briefs. February 2011.

"Of Paleontology and Excellence in Vermont Architecture"
Donald M. Kries. VTDigger.org. January 28th, 2011.


"Putney General Store Frame Raising."
December 2010.

"Two Years After Fire, Renovations Begin on Ellis Block in Springfield."
Rutland Herald. July 10, 2010.

"William Maclay on Net Zero Energy Buildings: Providing Stable Returns In An Unstable World"
Maple Sweet Blog. March 3, 2010

"Vermonters Shape Space, Better and Better."
Burlington Free Press. February 7, 2010.

"NRG Systems Receives Second Gold Medal From US Green Building Council For Nation's First Net-Zero Manufacturing Site"
Wind Today. January 27, 2010.

"Green Acres"
The Brattleboro Reformer. January 24, 2010.

"Vermont School Builds Net-Zero Field House"
Green ArchiTEXT. January 24, 2010

"US Congressman to Tour & Visit VT Boarding School's Ultra 'Green' Smart Gym"
Press release. January 21, 2010.

"Green Schools Grow"
Keene Sentinel. January 20, 2010.

"Older State Office Building will be Demolished"
Bennington Banner, January 20, 2010.

"Putney School's 1st 'Home' Game Ever is Today"
Brattleboro Reformer. January 15, 2010.


"Environmentalists and Architects Share Carbon Cutting Strategies"
Burlington Free Press. November 22, 2009.

"The Greening of Aiken"
The Vermont Cynic. November 9, 2009.

"Vermont Field House Becomes First Net-Zero Energy Secondary School Building in Nation"
Press release. October 12, 2009.

"Vermont's First Net-Zero Energy Building"
WCAX. October 10, 2009.

"A Progressive School Sees Progress on the Recreation Front"
Athletic Business. October 9, 2009.

"This is Not Just a Gym"
The Brattleboro Reformer. September 25, 2009.

"Net Zero Putney School Projects Receives Grant for Solar Photovoltaic System"
aiaVT Newsletter. May 9, 2009.

"Governor Announces Over $2.5 Million for Renewable Energy Projects"
Vermont Department of Public Service. April 15, 2009.

"Under a Watchful Eye"
Eco-Structure. January/February 2009.

2008 and older

"Hunger Mountain Coop Renovates & Expands for 2009"
The World. December 31, 2008.

"Vermont firms look for attention at Greenbuild Expo"
The Burlington Free Press. December 1, 2008.

"NRG opens new 'green' facility in Hinesburg"
Champlain Business Journal. December 2008.

"Fieldhouse Aims at Net-Zero Energy"
The Brattleboro Reformer. October 13, 2008.

"Building The Green Brand: Vermont's architects cut costs using energy efficient techniques"
Burlington Free Press. September 8, 2008.

"Green, Greener, Greenest: What's good for the planet is also good for a college's ranking"
New York Times. July 27, 2008.

"The Great Indoors"
The Brattleboro Refomer. February 4, 2008.

Architectural Improvisation: A History of Vermont's Design/Build Movement, 1964-1977
Cohen, Janie. University of Vermont Press. 2008.

"Texas to Tel Aviv"
New York Times. July 27, 2008.

"Open Spaces, Connecting People"
Environmental Design & Construction. June 2007.

"State opens Bennington offices"
The Rutland Herald. September 2006.

"Building Green with Windows and Doors"
Architectural Magazine. June 2006.

"Passive Profits"
Eco-Structure. May/June 2006.

"Zealous by Design"
Business People Vermont. October 2005.

"NRG Systems: An Architectural Tour de Force"
Builder/Architect. May 2005.

"Solar in the City"
Martin Holladay. Energy Design Update. September 2002.

Maclay home featured on "Healthy Home Show"
Discovery Health Channel. January 19, 2001.

Deer Hill residence
Mountain Living, January/February 2001.

Healthy Home
Woman's Day Specials - Home Building, Premiere Issue, Fall 2000.

"Northern Exposure"
Custom Home Magazine. September 2000.

Healthy Home
Custom Home, September 2000.

"William Maclay Architects & Planners: Designs for Healthy Living "
Builder/Architect. February 1998.

"Crow's Nest: A Spacious Massachusetts Post-and-Beam Vacation Home"
Amazing Space: Architect Designed Homes Under $300,000
Rosenfield, Lucy. 1998.

"The 'Green' House Effect"
Burlington Free Press. May 1996.

"Grounded Ascension: Time and Ingenuity Overcome a Tight Budget"
Small Houses for the Next Century
Dickenson, Duo. 1995.

"Indoor Air Quality"
Rutland Business Journal. July/August 1994.

"Designing for Cost Effective Control"
Business. July/August 1994.

"Mail-Order Prescription"
Burlington Free Press. May 1994.

Wood Reference Handbook: A Guide to the Architectural Use of Wood in Building Construction
Canadian Wood Council. 1993.

Compact House Design
Metz, Don. Storey Publishing. 1991.

International Hotel and Resort Design
Schmid, Anne M., & Scoviak-Lerner, Mary. PBC International. 1988.

“Fine Homebuilding - Roll-Top House"
The Taunton Press. February-March 1985.

Solar Houses for a Cold Climate
Carriere, Fraser Day. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1980.

“The Wizard's Eye: Visions of American Resourcefulness”
Milligan, Charles & Higgs, James. Winterthur Portfolio. Winter 1979. Vol. 14, #4.

Archi de Soleil
Bardou, Patrick. Editions Parentheses. 1978.

The Encyclopedia of Energy Building Design
Lee, Kaiman. Environmental Design & Research. 1977.

“L'Architecture d' Aujourdhui”
Archipress & Associés. September, 1977.

Designing & Building a Solar House: Your Place In The Sun
Watson, Donald. Garden Way Publishing. 1977.

Solar Heated Buildings: A Brief Survey
Shurcliff, William A. Solar Energy Digest. 1974.