The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Environmental Center – Accokeek, MD

Net-Zero Energy + Carbon

Within the broader picture of sustainability, we know that to have net-positive impact on climate change we must move towards a net-zero energy and carbon model for the built environment.  Our first net-zero energy project was a simple home over 20 years ago and we have continued to challenge ourselves ever since to find smarter and more cost effective way to make buildings that function as cleanly and elegant as a tree in a forest.  Our approach to net-zero energy is to work toward optimization of passive design, active systems, and renewable energy.  This is a dynamic and iterative process of design, evaluation, and cost analysis.

Featured Net-Zero Energy + Carbon 

Cafritz Environmental Center

The 13th Living Building in the world bringing children to nature to educate and inspire
The south view of Mt Cuba Center's headhouse and greenhouse

Mt. Cuba Center

Net-zero energy horticulture center for nationally recognized native plant sanctuary

Camden Friends Meeting

Historic meeting house deep green and net-zero energy restoration + addition

Dickinson College FARM Lab

Regenerative architecture for regenerative agriculture!

Robbins Park Nature Center

Living Building Challenge Learning Lab in an Ecological Preserve

Sustainable Energy Fund

Feasibility assessment for a net-zero energy small office building

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