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"Energy Coaches" Sharon Grant and Suzie Hall at the BOMA Kilowatt Crackdown team launch!
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Boise Coaches  
Green Steps Team

The Green Steps team was selected to coach all KWCD Boise participants based on their track record of successful, hands-on project experience and proven results. The three "Energy Coaches" - Ken Baker, Sharon Patterson Grant and Suzie Hall - will provide guidance on benchmarking building energy use and developing energy saving initiatives for each building based on best practices learned over their combined decades of experience in energy efficiency. This team has worked with some of the largest property managers in Idaho to improve building performance and enhance the triple bottom line. They are looking forward to helping each team and their community benefit from the Kilowatt Crackdown!

Sharon Patterson Grant has been providing green building consulting and education since 2006. As a managing member of GreenSteps, she has worked with the largest property managers in Idaho to reduce energy usage through strategic energy management. 

Sharon has consulted on over 60 LEED projects across Idaho, and has developed and taught
multiple LEED workshops. She has taught at BSU and Maui Community College, and presented
at dozens of events including the Region 10 EPA Conference, Yellowstone Business Conference and the Idaho Energy and Green Building Conference. 

Her education includes Bachelor’s Degrees in Ecological Design and Business Administration. Her work received Grow Smart Awards in 2008, 2009 and 2011 and a Better Bricks Award in 2010. Her leadership positions have included USGBC Idaho Chapter Board Chair, GreenWorks Idaho Board Member and Northwest Integrity Housing Board Member.
Suzie Hall is an award-winning commercial interior designer who has been practicing in her field for over 20 years. She is Founder and President of Cornerstone Design, a firm that specializes in healthy and high performance interior environments. She is also a founding Managing Member of GreenSteps. 

Suzie served as the Project Administrator for the first two LEED-CI Gold-certified projects in the 
 state of Idaho. She is the 2008 Better Bricks Emerging Leader award recipient in Idaho, and is an active Board member of the Idaho Chapter of the US Green Building Council. She became a LEED Accredited Professional in 2006 and has worked directly on 14 LEED projects. 

“I’m very excited to parlay my passion for a more sustainable built environment in Boise into the first-ever Kilowatt Crackdown here. As an energy coach, I hope to motivate, inspire and encourage my teams to take it to the next level!”
 BetterBricks program as an educator and training coordinator for the commercial building energy efficiency sector. He currently works with the BetterBricks Office Real Estate program, providing strategic energy management expertise to Idaho property management companies. 

Ken recently led the Office of Energy Resources in development of the 18 million dollar Idaho K-12 Efficiency Project and co-administered the project with OER staff. He is a co-founder and advisory board member of the University of Idaho Integrated Design Lab.

 Ken Baker has been working in building energy efficiency since 1978. His 1982 Master of Architecture degree from the University of Idaho focused on energy and resource-efficient construction techniques and the use of local-based materials to create vernacular and sustainable buildings. He is an experienced educator, facilitator, mediator and writer. 

For over eight years Ken worked with the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
We Have a Winner! But First...

Green Steps has been selected as the exclusive coaching team for the Boise Kilowatt Crackdown, the premier commercial building energy competition sponsored by Idaho Power, BOMA and NEEA Better Bricks.  Its goal is to help each of the 47 participating buildings to use less energy and reduce operating costs.  Rewards will be given after tracking energy use over time, identifying and acting on ways to save energy, and measuring progress.   Find out more about the KWCD at www.kilowatt-crackdown.com. 
presented by Molly Mccabe, founder of Hayden Tanner, LLC