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
As the governing body of the organization, the Board of Directors sets policy. Policies can be developed by the Board, or by committees, or by staff for the Board’s consideration and adoption.
Here are our policies:
Mission and Guiding Principles
Mission of U.S. Green Building Council – West Michigan Chapter
To transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, in a way that improves the quality of life in West Michigan
Promote the Triple Bottom. Line Establish Leadership. Reconcile Humanity with Nature. Maintain Integrity guided by the Precautionary Principle. Ensure Inclusiveness. Exhibit Transparency. Foster Social Equity.