GHI Executive Director Makes Top 30 Entrepreneur Under 30

Grand Rapids, MI – Home Energy Magazine is celebrating their 30 year anniversary. To honor this milestone, they have compiled a list of the top thirty entrepreneurs under the age of thirty who have significantly contributed to the home performance industry.

Included in this list is Brett Little, Executive Director of the GreenHome Institute and Shane Gring, founder of BOULD. Home Energy Magazine is recognizing Brett and Shane as individuals that have made a positive impact and have identified that moving forward, these two will continue represent the industry. They were formally recognized in the September issue of Home Energy Magazine.

brettBrett is a native to Muskegon and moved to Grand Rapids to pursue a Bachelors of Sustainable Business at Aquinas College. Brett started his work with the GreenHome Institute (when it was the Green Home Institute) as an intern and worked is way up to the Executive Director position in 2010. Since that time Brett has helped significantly grow the LEED for Homes program. He has also worked hard to increase programing for online green home education, residential green remodeling, and energy scorings. He has also been an integral part of The Nest project, which will be the first Living Building Challenge home in Michigan.

shane_gringShane Gring, who hails from SE Michigan, worked for a time at Kent County Habitat for Humanity where he developed the first ever Green Building Hack-a-Thon. The Hack-a-Thon is now an international program that helps college students, young professionals, and green building professionals get required LEED experience in a classroom setting. While doing so, this program also helps affordable housing developers with their green scopes of work and LEED registered projects.

Home Energy Magazine offers useful and practical information regarding residential energy efficiency, comfort and affordability. As a nonprofit company, their goal is to get whole-house home performance information out to the public. They are commemorating their 30 year anniversary by releasing their Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 list as well as re-publishing some of their oldest articles.

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