Welcome to the USGBC West Michigan Chapter
The U.S. Green Building Council is a committee-based, member-driven, consensus-focused non-profit founded in 1993 that currently represents over 17,000 companies and organizations. The USGBC – West Michigan Chapter, organized in 2004, is one of 70 chapters that operate as licensed separate non-profits across the United States.
The U.S. Green Building Council mission is it to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life in one generation. It accomplishes that mission with a dedication to expanding green building practices and education with its LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™ and other educational resources.
As the “front door” of USGBC in West Michigan, the primary purposes for which we have organized are to:
- accelerate the initiation, development and implementation of market-based green building efforts, policies, program technologies, design practices, and operation procedures
- to facilitate networking and communication among all interested parties on green building activities in the area served by the chapter
- to coordinate with green building efforts occurring nationwide and cooperating with the USGBC national organization
Our mission is to champion leadership for environmental sustainability in green building and community development through strategic affiliations and comprehensive educational opportunities at all levels.
We appreciate our sponsors who help us move our mission forward.
Mission: To transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, in a way that improves the quality of life in West Michigan.