One of Grand Ledge
’s newest downtown businesses is on a mission to make your home life greener. Inspired Green
moved to their current location at 223 Bridge Street in September, and
has already begun to grow out of the 2,000 square foot space.
a business that began in 2008 with four employees and has currently
grown to 100 including field workers, rapid expansion has been the story
for owner Denny Duchene from the beginning. Duchene explains the growth
of his energy optimization and performance contracting company as
“The reality is that more than 85% of homes in
the US today have chronic performance issues because of a poorly
installed key system,” he says. Inspired Green’s job is to both identify the issues, and then, as a licensed builder, fix them.
homes are a lot like our bodies,” says Duchene. “The assessment works a
lot like an MRI for your body. We clearly figure out what is causing
the negative symptoms that cause problems for the people living in a
The ability to address the problem, however, is what makes the Grand Ledge company stand out from the pack.
going to a doctor,” Duchene says, “finding out that you have an
illness, and having them tell you that they don't have the ability to
This coming September, will Inspired Green will expand
business again, utilizing the second floor of the same building to add
another 1,400 square feet.
Source: Denny Duchene, Inspired Green
Writer: Natalie Burg, News Editor