GPF was founded on the core values and beliefs that we share with our investors, consulting clients, partners and community stakeholders. We believe that:
- Our quality of life and the success of our economies are ultimately dependent on the long-term health of our environment and natural resources.
- Responsible business is the most efficient mechanism for restoring the quality of our air, land and water.
- The real estate and construction industries bear an ethical obligation to minimize negative environmental impacts.
- Tremendous economic, environmental and social value is waiting to be realized by reducing the waste of natural resources in the design, construction and operation of the built environment.
- Equity investments in innovative, local green real estate projects should be accessible to a wide spectrum of everyday people.
CRAIG IMMEL LEED® AP
As a Founder of GPF and Steady State Renewable Energy Company, Craig enjoys operating businesses that combine his interests in the environment, natural resources, energy, real estate and construction. Craig holds a Master of Science degree in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Geography from Oklahoma State University. Craig is a legacy LEED AP, with over a decade of hands-on experience in green building and energy efficiency strategies, and also holds IGSHPA and NATE geothermal installer accreditations.
Craig has diverse experience in real estate brokerage, as well as all phases of property development and construction, supporting the financial and environmental goals of projects collectively valued at over $500M. Since 2005, Craig has gained experience with, and helped guide the development of, most of the various LEED rating systems – including industry leading work with the pilot versions of LEED for Homes and LEED for Neighborhood Development.
Craig has recently been named one of Oklahoma Magazine’s “40 Under 40″ 2012 Class of outstanding young professionals, and received the OSU Environmental Science 2011 Green Award for Sustainability. Craig also volunteers in the community, currently serving as Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Oklahoma Chapter Board of Directors.