Mike Fairall “LEED”ing nominee for NAHB Designee of Year

MOKULUA is proud to have our Principal, Mike Fairall, as a “LEED”ing nominee for the National Association of Home Builders Designee of the Year.

As a Master Certified Green Professional, Mike has not only represented his business, Mokulua HPB as a leader in green building but has also been on the forefront of representation for the State of Hawaii.  As a committee member in the Energy and Green Building sub-committee, Mike has actively used his experience as a MCGP to contribute to growing Hawaii’s green building experience.  Integrating Energy Star, NGBS and LEED best practices and standards into his firm’s construction process and offering clients a high performance baseline home by adapting Hawaii’s often controversial climate zone considerations.  Furthermore, he has promoted the growth of knowledge through education by encouraging his entire project management team to participate in the CGP program as well as two additional managers participating in the MCGP program.  Mokulua HPB can proudly state they have the only MCGP’s in the state!

Taking one step further, Mike has completed the CGB and is in the process of completing the GMB program.  As a graduate and approved trainer, he is working with BIA – Hawaii to increase NAHB’s education outreach and program awareness.  A leader in advocacy for green building in the state Mike has been working with MaGrann Associates, headquartered in Mt. Laurel NJ to assist in the integration of a state efficiency building program, which is set to go out to contract within the next year.  Mike’s ultimate goal for Mokulua HPB to give every client an energy efficient, sustainable, health and high performance home has been realized over the last couple years through the continued commitment to green building science, educating his team and improving on best practices as they pertain to the high performance homes built by Mokulua HPB.

Mike has continued his education and understanding of green building as a NGBS Certified Green Verified, a LEED for Homes Green Rater and a HERS rater.  To be understand how to build a high performance, high functioning home he went from the inside out to offer clients the best possible options without the financial strain to the budget.  He has also been a catalyst in the pursuit of these programs by industry professionals from Architect and Designers to Engineers and other Builders.  Always willing to share some knowledge Mike has continually looked as his efforts as those requiring mutual cooperation and as such has made a point to push for industry movement as a whole through competitive advantage and inspiring other professionals by example.

At the age of 31, it is inspiring to see the next generation of builders really taking initiative and action to make energy efficiency and green building a sustained part of their businesses and management process.  To keep the momentum moving it is important for other young entreprenuers to step into the fore-front and stand side by side with the men and women who have been pushing the NAHB in this direction for the last 25 years and continue their efforts through awareness, education and a dedication to improving the efficiency and sustainability of our nation’s building industry.