Michelle Foster serves as VP, Innovation Services for Home Innovation Research Labs where she oversees NGBS Green, the certification program based on the National Green Building Standard ICC/ASHRAE – 700. The program certifies new and remodeled residential buildings and communities of all sizes. Previously, as Product Developer for Fannie Mae’s High-Performance Housing Initiative, she developed the Smart Commute Mortgage, revamped the Energy Efficient Mortgage, and developed a methodology to calculate the carbon reduction from efficient homes so that they could be sold on the emerging greenhouse gas market. Michelle previously served on the Board of Directors for GreenHOME and the Alliance to Serve Energy and is one of the founding members for the Friends of Forest Glen and Montgomery Hills. She earned a Master of Urban Planning and Environmental Studies from UVA and a BS in Environmental Studies from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.