Sy Safi is a national and international award-winning sustainability designer and progressive builder in both residential and commercial.
Having grown up working in construction with his brothers and father, Sy was inspired to learn, innovate, create, and implement revolutionary practices in the built-environment. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering. In 2006, he started GCCM Construction Services to better focus on advancing the construction industry to the 21st century by supporting and encouraging excellence in health focused design that is resilient and regenerative while restoring our natural ecosystems. To further public awareness and education, in 2012, Sy created My Green Kentucky Home, a model home that is Kentucky’s first Net Zero Energy and Net Zero Water home certified LEED Platinum by the US Green Building Council. Since then, he’s adopted the most stringent third-party programs in the Living Building Challenge, Passive House and the WELL Building Standard, while becoming a Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home Partner, a Certified Passive House Consultant, Passive House Institute US Certified Builder, WELL Accredited Professional and ADVANCE Ambassador. His mission with every project is to be socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative.
Sy’s involvement in the green industry has a broad reach. At the request of the USGBC Kentucky Chapter director, Sy started the Greening the MLS Louisville Task Force to create true value in green homes by adding Third-Party Green Certifications and Green Features to Louisville’s FlexMLS. Greening the MLS Louisville is comprised of Real Estate Brokers, Agents, Lenders, Appraisers, Inspectors, Homeowners, Educators, Builders, Designers and more. Sy can also be found giving presentations on various subjects in sustainability and helping various non-profits improve their organizations.