Partner Organization Events & Announcements

USGBC-WM in the Community: Where We Live, Learn, & Labor Matter

This year’s annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration was hosted by the Committee to Honor Cėsar E. Chávez on Friday, May 4th at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Proceeds went to the “Si Se Puede” scholarship fund, a Legacy Endowment Foundation which supports Latino students in West Michigan schools who demonstrate the ideals espoused by Cėsar…

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USGBC Platinum Partner, Nichols Talks the Talk & Walks the Walk

Founded in 1936, Nichols is one of the largest independently owned paper, packaging and sanitary supply distributors in the Great Lakes region. We are headquartered in Norton Shores, Michigan and have seven locations in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana to serve commercial customers ranging from K-12, Higher Education, Health Care, Industrial/Manufacturers, Office Buildings, Hotels and Casinos…

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Porous Pave: Permeable Pavement Solution for a Rooftop Patio

West Michigan Symphony Completes its Green Roof with a Unique Porous Pave Patio The West Michigan Symphony, the professional orchestra in Muskegon, Mich., has been part of the area’s cultural landscape since 1939. In 2013, they moved their administrative and ticketing offices into the newly renovated Russell Block Building. Situated in downtown Muskegon a block…

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Chapter member converges in San Diego to help launch ADVANCE

Katrina Reed, CIT, LEED Green Associate, is a member of USGBC’s Emerging Professionals National Committee and a member of the USGBC West Michigan Chapter. Recently, she attended USGBC’s Convergence in San Diego, CA to help launch an exciting new movement. This is a summary of her experience. Last month, I had the privilege of attending…

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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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