Bill Maclay

Founder & Principal
Maclay Architects
Waitsfield, VT

Bill Maclay is a nationally-recognized innovator and leader in sustainable, environmental, and net zero design. Since his first solar project in 1971, he has been at the forefront of designing innovative projects that serve as replicable and cost-effective models. Maclay is a passionate practitioner, author, speaker, teacher, and advocate for a sustainable future, engendering transformative thinking among his clients, other professionals and the public at large.

His book, “The New Net Zero” is recognized as the leading resource book on net zero building design and construction. It offers a renewably-powered vision for the planet with concrete strategies and technologies for implementation. His and Maclay Architects’ work demonstrates that net zero, sustainable practices are essential to the future, as well as feasible and affordable to implement at every scale. In each of these endeavors, Maclay brings passion, commitment, and expertise to create a thriving planet and future in collaboration with others.