The Alliance for Environmental Sustainability (AES) is a 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission to be a catalyst for sustainable market transformation of the built environment through education, 3rd party verification, and community partnerships. We help professionals and homeowners make the most sustainable choices in their new homes construction project, remodel, deep energy rehabs and weatherization projects.
AES Board of Directors
|Michael Holcomb, QAD & LEED Green Rater||President & CEO||13 Years||The Energy Aduitor General|
|Daniel Schoonmaker, Executive Director, LEED APH||Vice President||< 1 Year||West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum|
|Tammy Stone, EcoBroker & Realtor||Interim Treasurer||5 Years||Prudential Real Estate|
|Rich Bloem, Builder, SIPS Rep||Director||1 Year||Homes by True North & President of Homes of Hope|
|Aaron Ferguson, MPA||Secretary||2 Years||Consultant to City of Grand Rapids Office of Energy & Sustainability|
|Ramesh Gulatee, Architect & AIA||Director||1 Year||NCARB|
|Chris Hall, Senior Pastor||Director||1 Year||Elevation Church (former HFHKC Cont Manager & GreenBuilt MI ED)|
|Kirk Patton, Owner||Director||1 Year||Patton Mechanical LLC (Geothermal Specialist)|
|Lee Purches, LEED Green Rater & Contractor||Director||2 Years||HP3 Group|
|Corri Sandwick, Architect, AIA NCARB LEED Homes AP||Director||< 1 Year||Corri Sandwick Sustainable Design & Consulting|
|Amy Shepard , Brand Catalyst & Writer||Director||< 1 Year||Venn Integration LLC|
Attorney Volunteer: Alan Schwartz, Environmental Law at Miller & Johnson Grand Rapids, MI
Board of Directors Positions Available - Skill sets needed and applications can be found here
AES was started by President & Founder Michael Holcomb and community leaders Guy Bazzani, Green Buildings + Design, 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. In 2008 the Wege Foundation funded our Executive Director position with a $33,850 seed grant to jump start LEED for Homes.