Bringing energy efficiency and sustainability together to achieve bottom-line value in your commercial properties.

About Us

Our company is your best source for energy efficiency and sustainability solutions for your buildings, businesses and organizations.

Established in 2008, the GreenSteps team consists of energy expert and architect, Ken Baker; interior designer, Suzie Hall; and green building expert, Sharon Patterson Grant.  All three are LEED accredited professionals, award-winning advocates, skilled facilitators, experienced entrepreneurs and strategic thinkers.

Ken Baker, LEED AP

Master of Architecture. Author and energy expert since 1978.  Past Chair of the Governor’s Idaho Strategic Energy Alliance Task Force for Energy Efficiency and Conservation. Owner of K energy consulting.

For over eight years Ken worked with the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) BetterBricks program as an educator and training coordinator for the commercial building energy efficiency sector. He also worked with the BetterBricks Office Real Estate program, providing strategic energy management expertise to Idaho property management companies.  And, for the past four years, has led the Codes and Standards program for NEEA.

Ken 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.

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.

Sharon Patterson Grant, LEED AP BD+C, CSBA

Consultant on over 95 LEED projects, including LEED v4.  Strategic planning for multiple organizations and municipalities.  Degrees in business and ecological design.  Education provider for the Idaho Real Estate Commission.  Grow Smart and Better Bricks Advocate Award winner.

Sharon has been providing green building consulting and education since 2006.  She has worked with the largest property managers in Idaho to reduce energy usage through strategic energy management (SEM).  She has since expanded her work on SEM to municipalities, and has worked with Boise, Tacoma, Missoula, Eugene and Providence as well as being tasked with developing a “how to” guide for small to medium size cities to adopt a strategic approach to saving energy and lowering emissions.

Her extensive experience with LEED led to developing and teaching multiple LEED workshops. She has also taught at BSU and Maui Community College, and presented at dozens of events including the National Energy Codes Conference, EEBA, National Healthy Homes Conference, Region 10 EPA Conference and the Idaho Energy and Green Building Conference.

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, Northwest Integrity Housing Board (VP) and the Ketchum Energy Advisory Committee to the Mayor (VP).

Suzie Hall, LEED AP ID+C, ASID

Award-winning commercial interior designer dedicated to creating healthy and high performance buildings and spaces for over 20 years.  LEED Administrator for the first two LEED-CI Gold certified projects in the state of Idaho; part of the design team for 14 LEED certified or registered projects.  Better Bricks Emerging Leader Award winner in 2008.

She is Founder and President of Cornerstone Design, a firm that specializes in healthy and high performance interior environments.

She is the current President of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Idaho and was a multi-term 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.