Entries by Brett Little

Morna Hallsaxton, sustianable furniture auditor, takes on treasurer position as new GHI Board member

Morna Hallsaxton is the lead auditor for BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard for level certification and certification auditor for Intertek’s ETL Environmental VOC emission testing. Her Interior Design degree and Masters in Environmental Design allows her to further advocate and educate students and interested parties on sustainable design and construction. Morna obtained her LEED AP […]

Kris Hunter, Battery & Solar Expert joins GHI Board of Directors in 2018

Kris Hunter is an owner of two West Michigan based companies—Hunter Energy Resources LLC, a solar PV system design and installation firm and Global Battery Solutions LLC, an advanced chemistry battery solutions provider. She has been an active advocate for the advancement of energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy for over 10 years and […]

Ten Simple Steps to Get a No Utility Bill Home – 3 & 4

Written by GHI Board Member Morna Hallsaxton   How does a homeowner build a residential building with zero energy? There is a simple answer to this question. Get help.  Start the planning and construction with the involvement of knowledgeable advisors and contractors. Hello again. This blog is the second of a six-blog series discussing the […]

Emily Petz, MI Economic Corporation Joins GHI Board of Directors

Emily Petz works as a Community Assistance Team Specialist covering Van Buren, Cass, Berrien, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, St Joseph, and Branch counties at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. She works with developers and municipalities to fill gaps in development projects and provide technical assistance. Emily came from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Community Development Team. She has […]

Brandi Vallone, Home Energy Expert joins GHI Board of directors

As GreenFIT’s General Manager, Brandi wears many hats. From budgets to bottom lines and operations to inventory, Brandi keeps the business running seamlessly. Her management and building science expertise guarantee that you can count on GreenFIT Homes to take excellent care of you and your home.  Brandi’s background is in Construction Management; she spent eight years as […]

Dan Broersma, design for the environment, joins GHI Board!

Dan Broersma lives in Holland Michigan and is passionate about his faith, community, and sustainability. Dan Broersma is a sustainable professional working for Herman Millers environmental team for the past 18 years. Dan is also the founder of the non-profit GreenMichigan.org which helps the community become more sustainable through tangible projects and knowledge sharing. He […]