Silvia & Silvia's Oyster Harbors Marine project on YouTube
"Solar Generation" video details different projects across the US
The Solar Energy Industries Association recently took a road-trip across the US to different sites and buildings powered by solar energy. Oyster Harbors Marine -- a project that Silvia & Silvia completed last year -- is the first place in their whirlwind tour. The solar panels on the new marine building have reduced energy costs at the facility.
Green beach house in local magazine
Truro residence in Home Remodeling Cape Cod magazine
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Truro residence is Grand Award Winner
EcoHome Magazine showcases green home in summer issue
With an outstanding HERS rating of 33 and a spectacular view, the Truro residence -- completed in August 2008 -- is featured as a Grand Award winner in the summer issue of EcoHome Magazine.
Silvia & Silvia was deeply involved in this project, and we're proud to see the beach house featured in EcoHome. Our exceedingly high knowledge of green building and construction can be seen in this home's solar panel system, geothermal furnace, foam insulation, sustainable bamboo flooring and energy-saving light fixtures.
Read the EcoHome Magazine article here.
Truro residence on cover of Builder magazine
Modern green beach house featured in national trade publication
The award-winning Truro residence, a Cape Cod green home designed by architecture firm ZeroEnergy Design and constructed by Silvia & Silvia, has captured the June cover of Builder. The nationwide trade magazine publishes construction related news and content.
The Truro residence's development and construction is profiled in detail while photography by Eric Roth completes the feature, including the stunning nighttime magazine cover photo of the beach house.
"We are honored to have this home make the cover of Builder," said Ron Silvia, president of Silvia & Silvia Custom Builders. "We are proud to have worked on this project."
Read the Builder article here.
New Modern House on Cape Cod Wins Sub-Zero & Wolf Kitchen Design Award
Kitchen built by Silvia & Silvia custom builders was one of 50 regional winners selected from more than 1,400 entries
Boston, MA -- ZeroEnergy Design, the architecture firm that designed the Truro Residence on Cape Cod, was recognized in the 2008-09 Kitchen Design Contest (KDC) sponsored by appliance manufacturers Sub-Zero and Wolf. Silvia & Silvia built the kitchen, which also featured cabinetry by Venegas and Company as well as lighting design by Light Th!s.
"We are pleased to see the Truro kitchen featured as a regional winner," said Ron Silvia, president of Silvia & Silvia. "We are looking forward to working on future sustainable kitchen projects."
Learn more about the KDC award here.
Green Home by ZeroEnergy Design and Silvia and Silvia Custom Builders Wins 3 Prestigious Awards
The PRISM Awards in Boston highlighted a spectacular new modern house
Boston, MA -- ZeroEnergy Design, an architecture and mechanical design firm, together with Silvia and Silvia Associates custom builders created an award winning modern, sustainable seaside home in Truro, Mass. It garnered three prestigious PRISM Awards last Wednesday, presented this year by the Builders Association of Greater Boston. The PRISM Awards honor excellence in building, design, sales and marketing as well as many other categories.
The contemporary beach house won gold for Most Innovative Single Family ‘Green Design,’ silver for Best Single Family Over 6,000 Square Feet and gold for Best Interior Design — Living Area.
“We are extremely proud to win these awards, especially at a time that green building becomes more and more important,“ said Ron Silvia, president of Silvia and Silvia Associates.
The modern oceanfront vacation home is environmentally sensitive, producing nearly as much energy as it uses in a year. The home features a geothermal heating and cooling system, radiant heating, a solar electric system, water conservation, native landscaping and fresh air ventilation to ensure healthy indoor air quality.
The unique form of the home, inspired by the coastal topography, expands towards the water to capture the majestic ocean view. Designed for informal outdoor living, the home's seamless ocean-side deck captures everyday summer living, while also offering a generous space to host family events. The interior furnishings offer colors that reflect the outside environment, including soft sandy browns and sunset reds. In addition to a modern sleek architecture style, the home has stunning floor-to-ceiling windows that offer breathtaking views of Cape Cod Bay.
“Together, ZeroEnergy Design and Silvia & Silvia created an exceptional new residence, highlighted by these three PRISM awards, including two Gold and a Silver,” said Adam Prince, Business Development Principal at ZeroEnergy Design. Read more about the Cape Cod green home.
Silvia & Silvia and Oyster Harbors Marine celebrate completion of solar panels
The solar system is largest on Cape Cod to date
Thursday's ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new 58 kW solar panel system at Osterville's Oyster Harbors Marine went well. U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt, State Rep. Demetrius Atsalis and Barnstable Assistant Town Manager Tom Lynch joined brothers Floyd and Ron Silvia, the Scudder family, and others in celebration of the completion of the system.
The 276 panels on the south-facing roof of the new Silvia & Silvia-built 20,000 square foot marina facility were installed by Nexamp, Inc, a North Andover based clean energy solutions company. The panels will produce about 58kW of power — enough to power 7 households.
Click below to watch Rep. Delahunt's speech from the event and learn more about the solar panel system.
Silvia & Silvia Associates Home Featured in Design New England
Article details contemporary style green home in Truro, MA
The Truro green home built by Silvia & Silvia is presented in the July/August issue of Design New England with a full photo spread and feature-length article.
Designed by ZeroEnergy Design of Boston, this modern beach house on the dunes is Energy Star certified and features a geothermal well, solar panels and zero carbon footprint.
Pick up Design New England at your local newsstand, Borders or Barnes & Noble. The article is also available online here.
Redevelopment of RTE 132 Property, Hyannis, MA
Ronald F. Silvia
Project Description: Silvia and Silvia is announcing the redevelopment of a property located on 132 Hyannis, MA just west of our own Cape Cod Center.
The new project, Lakeside Commons, will be built as a state-of-the-art office building of 18,260 sq. ft. Lakeside Commons will be built as 15,760 sq. ft. of professional office space and a 2,500 sq. ft. bank with 3 drive up windows.
The project is located directly on 132 close to exit 6 and next to a traffic light junction. Rte. 132 recently underwent a $10.5 million road improvement project. The building can be subdivided and will be ready in late 2009. The building will feature many green components in order to reflect Silvia & Silvia's values on conserving energy and environmental sustainability.
Redevelopment of the Saint George Street/ Railroad Ave Property, Duxbury, MA
Project Description: We propose to develop a mixed use development with office, retail and residential uses on the site. The concept envisioned for the site consists of two separate, two story tall, wood frame buildings with parking in the rear of the property. The buildings are designed to completely blend in with the neighborhood character of Duxbury. Many of the exterior details are familiar elements of the Historic residential character of the Town.
Each building will have pitched, shingle style roofs, double hung windows, and covered entry porches, balcony railings, and wood casing around all windows and doors. The site will be properly landscaped with lawn, shrubs and trees around each building to create a pleasant entryway into the Town and into the development.
The first building will occupy the prominent corner of Saint George Street and Railroad Avenue (The Saint George Street building). It is located to anchor the corner and restore the sidewalk and general streetscape of the corner. To that end, the building's shape is that of a widened "L" shape to follow the alignment of the Saint George and Railroad Avenue. Parking is located at the ends of the building and at the rear. An elevator lobby is located in the rear of the building providing access to five (5) to seven (7) apartments located on the second floor.
The second building is located at mid block along Railroad Avenue (Railroad Avenue building) and will be set back from the street to provide parking for the retail and office users in front and separate residential parking in the rear. This building is more rectangular in shape with a projecting center main entrance and smaller projecting ends. An elevator lobby at the rear of this building provides access to seven (7) two bedroom apartments located on the second floor. The ground floor of each building will be devoted to office and retail uses. The second floor of both buildings provides the Town with 12 to 14 much needed rental, residential units, consisting of a possible mix of one and two bedroom apartments. The majority of the apartments will be rented at market rate with two of the units rented as affordable units.
Proposed Development Square Footage: The Saint George Street building is approximately 12,443 square feet on the ground floor (with 10,646 square feet of office/retail space) and 12,300 square feet on the second floor for a total of approximately 24,743 square feet. The Railroad Avenue building is approximately 13,060 square feet on the ground floor (with 11,460 square feet of office/retail space) and 12,929 square feet on the second floor for a total of approximately 25,989 square feet. The total project development is, therefore, approximately 50,732 square feet. Number of Parking spaces: All parking is located at grade and is distributed throughout the site. The total parking spaces provided are approximately 127 spaces. The majority of the spaces are located at the rear of the buildings and along the perimeter of the site.
Reference Drawings: The Proposed development plan is consistent with preliminary drawings prepared by Campbell-Smith Architects, Inc. dated July 11, 2006. Drawings are numbered 1 of 3, 2 of 3, and 3 of 3 for the Saint George Street building and 1 of 2, and 2 of 2, for the Railroad Avenue building. The Proposed Redevelopment Plan of Millbrook Crossing, drawings SD-1 through SD-7 and L-1, is as prepared by Coastal Engineering Company Inc. dated July 10, 2006.