Empowerhouse

As Architect of Record for the project, Zavos Architecture+Design, LLC is honored to have partnered with a bright and energetic group of students from Parsons The New School for Design, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at The New School, and Stevens Institute of Technology in the design for the 2013 Solar Decathlon competition and the locating of a two-family dwelling Passive House in the Deanwood neighborhood with DC Habitat. The project served as ZA+D’s entrée into the world of Passive House. The residences now function as home to two low-income families where the combination of passive design and implementation of renewable energy (photovoltaics), the costs for energy are virtually zero.