Principal, CEO, Co-Founder

Michael Anschel

Metro magazine named Michael Anschel “Reason #26” in their top 100 reasons to love the Twin cities. MN Business called him “One of the nation’s most outspoken green building advocates.” As Principal of Otogawa- Anschel Design+Build, he has led the firm to nearly 100 regional and national awards. As CEO of Verified Green, Inc. he writes, trains, and speaks for various publications around the nation on Green Building. As Co-Founder of WinterCamP, he helps other entrepreneurs and market leaders find balance in their lives while careening down snow covered mountains. Born in MN, he attended Capital Normal University (Beijing) and University of Minnesota, studying Chinese and Ceramic Sculpture. He successfully merged a passion for art, science, and business into three profitable enterprises. He straddles the building, design, and green worlds by engineering beauty and profitability into sustainability.