Archive for August 2014

WMU Living Building Design Competition – Cash Prizes

The Office for Sustainability at Western Michigan University is hosting a collaborative student, community, and industry design challenge for multidisciplinary teams across southwest Michigan. The goal of the challenge is to design a Living Building Challenge-inspired outdoor presentation space for the Gibbs House in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The design challenge is geared toward satisfying the Energy,…

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CHEERS to the USGBC West Michigan Battle of the Buildings Competitors

There’s nothing like a cold beer to celebrate energy savings. Or at least that’s what the Battle of the Buildings competitors, supporters and friends discovered earlier this month when they attended the Beer Charge. A big thank you to one of the competition’s title sponsors, Consumers Energy for hosting this event and to Brewery Vivant…

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Green Apple Day of Service: Office Supply Donation Drive

Do you REALLY need 6 bags of rubber bands? How about that industrial-sized box of promotional items? And really, when was the last time you used those blank CDs? Does your computer even have a disc drive anymore? On Friday, September 26, join us by participating in the USGBC National Green Apple Day of Service…

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Call for Green Apple Day of Service Projects and Volunteers

How can you assist? Muskegon County Water Festival – September 23 & 24, 2014 USGBC West Michigan will be participating in a 2-day annual water festival for 3rd graders.  We are looking for one or two member companies that can help with a message about green buildings and water conservation and hope that you might…

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