The GreenHome Institute, a DBA of the Alliance for Environmental Sustainability (AES) is a 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission to empower people to make healthier and more sustainable choices in the renovation and construction of the places we live.
GreenHome Institute was started by our Founder Michael Holcomb, Home Inspector General and community leaders Guy Bazzani and Gayle DeBruyn, Assistant Professor and Chief Sustainability Officer for Kendall College of Art and Design, in 2000. The organization was awarded grants for green building education programs delivered throughout Michigan and in 2005 became one of the Michigan Energy Demonstration Centers. Since then we have educated over 30,000 people internationally to (re)build better. In 2008 the Wege Foundation funded our Executive Director position with a seed grant to start our LEED for Homes and Green Building programs and since then we have certified nearly 9,000 green homes.