First Round Jury
The First Round Jury will be made up of a select group of FreeGreen Staff including Ben Uyeda listed below. This jury will use a select group of FreeGreen users who meet the Who's Next 2.0 demographic to aid in this Jury's selection process.
Final Round Jury
Ben Uyeda, Co-Founder, FreeGreen Inc.
After Graduating from Cornell University with a Master of Architecture Degree Ben co-founded his own residential design firm. As a design principle Ben focused on sustainable housing projects both in the US and abroad. Ben’s interest in designing sustainable housing for developing nations has taken him to a multitude of countries including Nigeria, Dominica, and Panama. In 2006 Ben was asked to speak before the prime minister of Dominica about the possibility of using environmentally sensitive building practices to revitalize the local economy.
In 2007 Ben left his firm to become a co-founder of FreeGreen, Inc. to help bring his green design skills to the masses.
Through his career, Ben has received many awards including AutoDesk’s award for commitment to sustainability through the design of the built environment, and ID Magazines Top 40 Influence in Design. His work has also appeared in notable publications such as Architectural Record, Popular Mechanics, and Solar Today. Ben has also made television appearances on HGTV and NECN.
Ben has taught in the architecture departments of both Cornell University and Northeastern University. During his time as a visiting lecturer at Cornell, Ben developed an original curriculum for teaching architecture students how to critically evaluate sustainable design strategies.
Stephanie Horowitz, AIA, Managing Director, Zero Energy Design
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, Principal Engineer, Zero Energy Design
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.
Marc Beaulieu, Principal, Aedi Construction
Aedi Construction, LLC is a nationally recognized leader in building healthy living and working environments that are resource and energy efficient. Aedi specializes in eco-friendly, “green” building practices, and provides a complete range of construction services for residential and commercial clients, developers and property managers. Their services range from pre-construction planning to new construction and total renovations of residential, educational and commercial properties. In mid-2006 Aedi built the first LEED-certified home in Massachusetts, and they their homes have been published in or shown on: HGTV, Innovative Home, Boston Home Magazine, Realtor Magazine, Ecological Home Magazine, and many others.