Nov 13, 2019
About the Episode
In this episode, we have Green Building professional Michelle Halle Stern. The way Michelle grew up has a lot to do with what she does now, and she credits her mentor for that. Michelle grew up in Rockford, Illinois, which was the second largest city in Illinois. She started her career in Heroes Universe and architecture and got two degrees, one in civil engineering and other in architecture.
Key Talking Points
Key Milestones of the Episode
[01:33] Intro to Michelle Halle Stern
[02:07] Aha moment
[04:46] Michelle’s mentors
[05:36] Michelle’s first project
[09:30] Green facilitator
[16:29] Bucket list items
[20:48] Bottom Line
Key Quotes from the Episode
Learn More about Michelle Halle Stern
Michelle Halle Stern is the national Director of Sustainable Design Services at HDR where she manages business operations and strategic planning for their sustainable design consulting group.
Prior to joining HDR, Michelle was a Sustainability Strategist at Perkins+Will, director of green building initiatives and LEED consulting for the non-profit Delta Institute, and the first Director of Sustainability at OWP/P.
She has been sought after as a green building expert since the late 90s, when
she started one of the country’s first sustainability programs, and founded
the USGBC Chicago Chapter. Michelle’s background in architecture, engineering,
and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, which offers her a unique
perspective and understanding of complex systems, and the human health
impacts of green design.
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