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Publication_ThumbNet Zero Energy Feasibility Study Summary Report, January 30, 2015 in collaboration with Efficiency Vermont, Energy Balance, JA Morrissey, and Huntington Homes

Net Zero Energy Feasibility Study Full Report January 30, 2015 in collaboration with Efficiency Vermont, Energy Balance, JA Morrissey, and Huntington Homes

Energy Use Intensity (EUI) Calculator

Project Performance Metrics Comparison

Butchering the Energy Hog The Burlington Free Press, August 30th 2009.
Net-Zero Buildings in a Net-Zero Economy Distributed Energy. March/April 2009.
Zero Energy Buildings: Stable Returns in an Unstable World - White Paper
Massachusetts Schools - Indoor Air Quality
Producing Value in the Workplace through Green Building Design
Toxicity in Standard Building Products & Furnishings - EPA Article
Three Different Families - Three Different Homes - Frameworks, Volume 2, Issue 4
Four Steps to Greening Your Business - Frameworks, Volume 2, Issue 2
Sustainable Design - Frameworks, Volume 1, Issue 2
The Healthy Workplace - Frameworks, Volume 1, Issue 1

 
Presentations by Maclay Architects

Presentation_ThumbUpcoming Presentations: 

      "The Methods, Motivations and Money that Move NZE Forward."

        Verdical Group, Net Zero 2017, Energy + Water + Waste, August 24, 2017.
        Bill Maclay with John Andary, Cathy Higgins, and Andy Bush.

 Past Presentations:

2017

    "Getting To Net Zero: The Nitty Gritty of the Tools and the Steps."
        NESEA, Building Energy Boston, March 7, 2017. 
        Bill Maclay and Laura Bailey with Andy Shaprio. 

    "Getting To Yes: Winning and Making Your Next Project Net Zero, LBC, or..."
        NESEA, Building Energy Boston, March 8, 2017.
        Bill Maclay and Megan Nedzinski with Larry Jones and Charley Stevenson. 

     "Net-Zero Commercial and Institutional Design and Examples in Cold Climates."
        AIA, Conference on Architecture 2017, April 28, 2017.
        Bill Maclay.

    "Getting To Yes: Winning and Making Your Project Net-Zero, LBC, or..."
        International Living Futures Institute, unConference, May 19, 2017. 
        Bill Maclay with Bungane Mehlomakulu and Charley Stevenson.

    "Owner-Driven, Developer-Delivered Net-Positive Building - The Challenges, Insights and Successes"
        Efficiency Vermont, Better Buildings by Design, February 2, 2017.
        Bill Maclay with Andy Shapiro, Duane Peterson and Mike Foster. 

2016

    "Integrated Design for High Performance Schools"
        NESEA, Building Energy 16, March 9, 2016.
        Bill Maclay and Megan Nedzinski with Andy Shapiro.

    "Are Net-Zero Buildings Net-Zero Benefit?"
        NESEA, Building Energy 16, March 9, 2016.
        Bill Maclay and Megan Nedzinski with Andy Shapiro.

    "Taming the 900-Pound Gorilla: Using Integrated Design to Create a Net-Zero Dining Hall"
        Efficiency Vermont, Better Buildings by Design, Februrary 4, 2016.
        Bill Maclay and Megan Nedzinski with Andy Shapiro.

    "Commercial Net Zero: Design and Construction Lessons Learned through Efficiency Vermont's Commercial Net-Zero Pilot Program"
        Efficiency Vermont, Better Buildings by Design, Februrary 4, 2016.
        Bill Maclay and Megan Nedzinski with Andy Shapiro.

 

2015


    "Delivering Net Zero Success"
        DESIGN[realized] AIA Continuing Education Systems, November 10, 2015.
        Bill Maclay.
        Click here to download the presentation (slides + audio)


     "Making The Case for Net Zero"
        Vermont Development Conference, White & Burke, November 4, 2015. 
        Bill Maclay and Laura Bailey.

    "The Financial Case for Net Zero"
        Renewable Energy Vermont Conference, October 8, 2015. 
        Bill Maclay and Laura Bailey with Craig Simmons.

    "Passive House, Net Zero and Vermont's Renewable Transition"
        Passive House: Arts Riot, September 29, 2015. 
        Bill Maclay

    "The New Net Zero"
        EnergyPath 15, Scranton, PA, July 23, 2015.
        Bill Maclay

     "Integrated Decision Tools for Institutional Resilience" 
        ACX 15 - Vermont's Architecture and Construction Expo, May 21, 2015.
        Bill Maclay and Megan Nedzinski with Paul Lekstutis

    "Making the Financial Case for Net Zero: Feasibility Study" Webinar
        through Efficiency Vermont, June 16, 2015.
        Bill Maclay and Laura Bailey with Craig Simmons
        Watch the study or read the reports here. https://www.efficiencyvermont.com/About-Us/White-Papers/whitepapers/2015/03/12/net-zero-energy-feasibility-study

    "The Cost of Net Zero"
        ASHRAE Champlain Valley Chapter, May 6, 2015. 
        Bill Maclay and Laura Bailey with Craig Simmons

    "Home Design for Net Zero Energy"
        Yestermorrow, April 26 - May 1, 2015.
        Bill Maclay, Laura Bailey and Megan Nedzinski

    "Strategic Planning for Community Net Zero Energy: From the local scale to Vermont's statewide initiative"
        International Living Futures Institute, Living Futures, April 3, 2015
        Bill Maclay and Laura Bailey with Alison Hollingsworth and Randy Smith

    "Making the Financial Case for Net Zero Buildings"
        NESEA, Building Energy 2015, March 4th, 2015.
        Bill Maclay and Laura Bailey with Andy Shapiro

    "Pushing the Envelope and Air Barrier for Commercial and Institutional 
    Cold Climate Buildings and Lessons Learned"
        NESEA, Building Energy 2015, March 3rd, 2015.
        Bill Maclay with Andy Shapiro

    "The New Net Zero"
        2015 Net-Zero North American Leadership Summit, March 3rd, 2015.
        Net-Zero Energy Coalition

 

2014

    "Approaching Net-Zero: Architects, Engineers & Researchers 
    Propel Net-Zero Energy Buildings Toward the Mainstream"
         Architectural Record Webinar, September 18th, 2014.Sign up for access to slides

    "Making the Financial Case for Net Zero Buildings"
        Renewable Energy Vermont, October 16th, 2014. 

    "Delivering Net Zero Success. Why and How Net Zero is the Least Cost Option"
        Net Zero Northeast, October 9th, 2014. 

 

2013

    "A New Net-Zero World and the Greening of Aiken"
        American Society of Civil Engineers, Vermont Annual Conference, June, 2013

    "The Elusive Concept of Integrated Design: Getting Architects and Engineers on the Same Page"
    "12 Steps to Net-Zero in New and Existing Commercial Building Design"       
        Efficiency Vermont's Better Buildings by Design Conference.
        Burlington, Vermont. February 7th, 2013. 

 

2012
 

    "Pushing the Envelope: How to Get to Low Air Infiltration Numbers" 
         Efficiency Vermont's Better Buildings By Design Conference. 
        Burlington, Vermont. February 9th, 2012.
         

    Introduction Pt 1 Pt 2
        Middlebury South Village Professional Office Building
        Bennington District Court & State Office Building
        George D. Aiken Center Pt 1 Pt 2

    "The Waterbury State Office Complex: RFI/RFP Ideas" 
        Joint meeting of the house committee on corrections
        & institutions & senate institutions. January 31st, 2012.
   
    "Bill Maclay on Buildings that Withstand Floods."    
        Equal Time. Smart Business Wednesday, January 25th, 2012.

     "A Net-Zero World and the Greening of Aiken."
          The University of Vermont. Burlington, Vermont. January 24th, 2012.
          Pt 1  Pt 2  Pt 3  Pt 4  Pt 5

 

2011

    "The Office of the Future: State Challenges, Opportunities & Legacy"
        Joint meeting of the house committee on corrections & institutions & senate institutions.
        November 18th, 2011.
        Pt 1  Pt 2  Pt 3  Pt 4

    "The Path to a Net-Zero Mad River Valley: Inspiration & Enhancement for the Future"
        Designed In Vermont: Creating Communities That Will Flourish in the 21st Century. AIA/CSI Symposium.
        Shelburne, Vermont. June 2nd, 2011.
        Talk (1 of 2)
        Questions & answers (2 of 2)

    "High Performance Building Envelope Retrofits"
          Efficiency Vermont's Better Buildings By Design Conference. Burlington, Vermont. February 9th, 2011. 
          George D. Aiken Center
          Bennington District Court & State Office Building (1 of 2)
          Bennington District Court & State Office Building (2 of 2)

 

2010

    Net Zero Open House
        Maclay Architects/VBSR Net Zero Open House Event. Waitsfield, Vermont. October 6, 2010.
 
Glossary
Glossary_ThumbThis glossary provides basic definitions for common sustainable architecture terms.
 
Recommended Reading

With every decision Maclay Architects makes in architecture and everyday life we think about how it will affect the world we live in and encourage others to do so as well. Therefore, we have gathered a few resources that provide excellent information on our current global situation and products/methods that will help all of us make educated decisions.

 



Articles:

Websites:

  • www.chrismartenson.com - This web site offers an excellent synthesis of the global challenges in the economy, energy and environment.

Video Clips:

  • Crash Course: Peak Oil - This brief video provides an excellent overview of Peak Oil and why Peak Oil is so important now.
 
Grants and Tax Incentives

Maclay Architects strives to conserve energy and reduce or eliminate the use of fossil fuels in every project we are involved with but we know that sometimes the up front costs are more than our clients can afford. Therefore we have consistently sought out and identified funding sources for our clients. We have assisted clients by contributing design elements for grant applications and have written grants for energy improvements at our own office. There are many organizations and other funding sources that want to help like minded individuals and/or companies. It is just a matter of finding the one that matches your need. Therefore we have assembled the following links which are excellent resources for energy efficient funding, grants and incentives:

  • www.dsireusa.org - an excellent resource for both state and federal grants and tax Incentives
 
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