About Green Building Services


Brian Halprin - Owner -  RA / LEED AP BD+C / NAHB Green Verifier

After graduating the University of Michigan with a degree in History and Architectural History in 1988, Brian earned a Masters degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois - Chicago in 1991. He has served on the board of a non-profit organization focusing on urban blight and redevelopment, and partnered with the University of Detroit school of Architecture to develop a prototype infill house for the city of Detroit. A licensed builder since 1991 and licensed Architect since 1997, Brian has run Brian J Halprin Architect llc and Halprin Construction Inc, each dedicated to conscientious design and construction, since 1999.  Brian lives in Bloomfield Township with his wife and two sons.

Green Building Services was founded in 2006 by Brian Halprin and Brad Lavey, who now serves as a conultant to Green Building Services pllc.



Friends of GBS

Brad Lavey / Consultant to Green Building Services

  • BS in Construction Management - Eastern Michigan University
  • Completed HERS rater training and certification
  • Owner - Visions Construction
  • Extensive experinece with green construction techniques and HERS rating / Energy Modelling
  • Member - Green Initiative Council - Washtenaw County HBA

Bob Prud'homme / AAIA, LEED AP / Consultant to  Green Building Services

  • Founder & President Concept 22, Inc. - A unique approach to modular architecture solutions
  • LEED and Sustainable Building Consultant / Project Manager - Residential and Commercial 
  • Taught Sustainable design Studio at the University of Detroit-Mercy
  • Lecturer and juror at UofDM and Lawrence Technological University
  • LEED for Neighborhood Development - Chairperson Detroit Chapter
  • Engaged in Urban Community Development

Dawn Hughes / Urban Arbor Care

  • Owner -  Urban Arbor Care
  • Advanced Master Gardener - Michigan State University, Oakland
  • ISA (International Society of Arboriculture)
  • Certified Arborist, MNLA (Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association)
  • Certified Green Industry Professional

Matt Snider / Snider Environmental

  • Owner, Snider Environmental Systems
  • Approved HVAC, Geothermal and Hydronic installer

Joshua Barclay / Dream Farm

Naseem Alizadeh / AIA, LEED AP / Bureau of Architecture and Urbanism

  • BA  in Architecture - Cornell University
  • MA in Architecture in Urban Design - Harvard University
  • Licensed Architect in MA, CA / LEED AP / AIA
  • International Experience in UK and Italy
  • Owner - Bureau of Architecture and Urbanism
  • Adjunct Professor - Stanford University

Tad Krear / Land Design Studio

  • BLA - Bachelor of Landscape Architecture - Michigan State University
  • Principal / Owner, Land Design Studio, PLLC
  • Adjunct Professor - Lawrence Technical University, College of Architecture & Design
  • LEED project team member - LaFontaine Automotive Group, Highland Township, MI

Anne Jamieson-Urena / AKT Peerless

  • BS in Biology Natural Resources - Central Michigan University
  • Senior Project Manager - Incentives Division - AKT Peerless Environmental Services
  • Advisory Committee - Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Gary Pipia / Oak Electric

  • Master Electrician / Owner - Oak Electric
  • Bachelors in Business Administration - Michigan State University
  • Graduate of the Florida Solar Energy Center
  • Extensive Wind and Solar Experience - Design, Commissioning and Installation