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Guy Bazzani (2016)

With more than 30 years of experience in commercial and residential development, Guy Bazzani manages a team of experienced professionals committed to innovative solutions in green building technologies, historic preservation and urban revitalization.

As founder and chair of Local First and a member of the Social Venture Network, Guy has helped set the direction for positive social and economic growth while respecting the environment in West Michigan. An example of this leadership is The East Hills Center of the Universe project, featuring a blend of advanced green building technology, including passive solar design, zero-stormwater discharge, and appropriate neighborhood use. The project earned the Cool Cities Award from the state of Michigan for its innovative green technologies, LEED Double Gold Certification, neighborhood support, and sensitivity to the historic fabric of the area.

Guy has helped shape Michigan’s environmental policy as a voting member of the Michigan Climate Action Council. Bazzani has measured its sustainability through the metrics established by B-Lab, achieving “Best for the World” for two years in a row.