ZeroEnergy Design


Stephanie Horowitz, AIA | NCARB | CPHC, Managing Director
As Managing Director at ZeroEnergy Design, Stephanie designs and manages projects that range from zero energy coastal retreats to Passive House certified homes. She applies the design excellence and technical rigor associated with commercial architecture to custom residential projects. Her primary area of expertise lies in originating a vision, then translating green design from concept into reality. Stephanie previously served as a Designer at NBBJ, as well as a Sustainability Consultant to several of the nation's leading architectural firms, where she counseled on a multitude of green buildings and developments. Recently awarded Boston magazine's Best of Boston – Best Green Architect, her work also garnered the EcoHome Grand Award, received a Citation for Sustainability from the Boston Society of Architects and appeared in notable publications such as Architectural Record, Design New England, Boston Home, New England Home and Solar Today. Stephanie is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Architecture and has served as a Guest Lecturer at Northeastern University. She is a Certified Passive House Consultant and a Registered Architect in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and New Jersey.
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Jordan Goldman, LEED AP | CPHC, Engineering Principal
Jordan Goldman is a specialist in energy modeling, mechanical engineering, and manages the HVAC design practice for ZeroEnergy Design. He is fluent in building envelope strategies and energy efficient construction systems, building science design principles, as well as mechanical system design, specification, and sizing for enhanced energy performance. Additionally, he is experienced in sizing and specifying renewable energy systems, such as photovoltaics and solar hot water. Jordan has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for his achievement in systems design for green buildings and has been featured on National Public Radio (NPR). On multiple occasions he has served as a judge for the NAHB Research Center's Energy Value Housing Awards. He is a Certified Passive House Consultant, a LEED Accredited Professional, a Verifier for NAHB's National Green Building Standard, and a HERS Rater. Jordan studied Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, where he received both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering.
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Adam Prince, BPI | LEED Green Rater, Business Development Principal
As a principal at ZeroEnergy Design, Adam Prince manages business development for the firm's high performance architecture and mechanical design projects, including new clients, marketing, and public relations. He also champions certifications such as EPA Indoor airPLUS, EPA WaterSense, LEED for Homes, NAHB Green Building Standard, and Passive House for the firm's clients. Previous to joining ZeroEnergy Design in 2006, he completed the acquisition and redevelopment of numerous residential properties on Cape Cod. His business perspective matured during the 1990's while building his professional services company from two into one hundred staff members and servicing clients such as IKEA, Boston Consulting Group, Star Trek, and Goldman Sachs. Adam is a Licensed Massachusetts Construction Supervisor, a BPI Building Analyst, and a LEED for Homes Green Rater. He attended the University of Massachusetts for Business Management and Filmmaking.



Emile Chin-Dickey, LEED-AP
Emile Chin-Dickey, a co-founder of ZeroEnergy Design, has recently returned to Cornell as an MBA Candidate and Roy H. Park Leadership Fellow. At ZED, he helped the firm develop its financial and data analysis tools and processes. Previously, he worked as a Senior Consultant at Kaiser Associates in its corporate strategy practice. Emile holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Cornell University.

David Wax
David Wax, a co-founder of ZeroEnergy Design, started a sister company focused on the mass housing market. At ZED, he helped build the firm’s design and consulting business. Before joining ZED, David was a Senior Consultant in the Energy Practice at Deloitte Consulting. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Master of Business Administration from the Johnson School at Cornell University.

Ben Uyeda
Ben Uyeda is a co-founder of ZeroEnergy Design but spends his time at a sister company focusing on the mass housing market. Ben has previously been a visiting lecturer at Cornell University where he developed an original curriculum to teach the principles of sustainable design at Cornell, and he continues to lecture on topics in Sustainable Design at Northeastern University. Ben holds a Bachelor and Master of Architecture from Cornell University School of Architecture.