ZeroEnergy Design (ZED) is an architecture and energy consulting firm specializing in new construction and major renovations. Our commitment to innovative and ecologically sensible design is reflected in our multidisciplinary knowledgebase, which spans architecture, mechanical engineering and financial analysis. With this shared expertise, ZED originates designs that are tailored to a client’s way of life, environmental ideology, and unique sense of style.
We believe that great design should enhance the value of each place, make optimal utility of space, elicit an emotional response, and use less energy.Our designs are inspired by clients and the surrounding landscape, resulting in an architecture that is uniquely informed by both subject and place. We are also committed to designing homes and buildings that use 50% less energy than building code requires, in pursuit of energy independence.
Stephanie Horowitz applies the design excellence and technical rigor associated with commercial architecture to custom residential projects. She has 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. Now as Managing Director at ZeroEnergy Design, Stephanie manages projects that range from the architecture of zero energy residential developments to custom LEED Platinum homes. Stephanie's primary area of expertise lies in originating a vision, then translating green design from concept into reality. Stephanie has received an award from Autodesk for ZED's professional commitment to sustainability through the design of the built environment, as well as four PRISM awards and a CotY awards for her architecture. Her work has appeared in notable publications such as Architectural Record, Design New England, Boston Home, and Solar Today. Stephanie is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Architecture, serves as a Guest Lecturer at Northeastern University, has spoken at the Residential Design Convention (RDC), is a Certified Passive House Consultant, and a Massachusetts Registered Architect.
Jordan Goldman is a specialist in residential energy performance consulting, energy modeling, mechanical engineering, and manages the HVAC Design practice for the firm. He is fluent in building envelope strategies and energy efficient construction systems, 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. He has been recognized by the EPA for his achievement in systems design for green buildings, served as a judge for the the NAHB Research Center's Energy Value Housing Awards, is a Verifier for NAHB's National Green Building Standard, a Certified Passive House Consultant, and a HERS Rater. He works with software programs such as Autodesk Revit, DOE-2, Targeted Residential Energy Analysis Tool (TREAT), and REM/Rate. Jordan studied Environmental and Biological Engineering at Cornell University, where he received both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering.