Programs

Annual Meeting at Cascade Engineering

The US Green Building Council West Michigan Chapter held its annual meeting on November 4, 2014.  We had a lot to celebrate wrapping up a great year for our chapter and looking forward to big and exciting things in 2015! Congratulations were handed out to Theresa Hoogerheide, Gavin Gardi and Joyce Lee for being named…

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2014 Green Apple Day of Service – Muskegon, Michigan

It all began on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the Muskegon County Water Festival that was held at the USS Silversides Museum which resides on the south side of the Muskegon Channel near beautiful Lake Michigan. The water festival is in its 2nd year and is for all third graders in the Muskegon and surrounding…

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Stair Week 2014 Leadership Breakfast Event

On September 10, West Michigan community and business leaders gathered for a breakfast at the Grand Rapids Art Museum to celebrate Stair Week. The event also recognized 23 West Michigan CEOs who signed the pledge to be a part of a national campaign promoted by the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) to recognize…

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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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April Battle of the Buildings Education Program: Green Revolving Funds

On April 18, the USGBC West Michigan hosted Dr. Heun for his presentation on Green Revolving Funds at Clark Retirement Community to over 50 attendees. This event was a part of the Battle of the Buildings monthly education program. Battle of the Buildings is an awards and recognition program for energy use reduction in the…

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Stair Week Michigan coming September 8-14, 2014

In early April, USGBC’s President and CEO, Rick Fedrizzi, said, “The green building community has a historic opportunity to use medical science to create better buildings. Human health as a pillar of sustainability has long been reflected in LEED, and GBCI’s new role as the third-party certifier for the WELL Building Standard will enable us…

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Climate and Sustainability: A Joint Meeting of USGBC WM and WMSBF

West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum and the U.S. Green Building Council West Michigan Chapter presented a luncheon program on March 10 entitled Climate and Sustainability outlining how sustainability and resiliency go together. Nicholas Occhipinti and Aaron Ferguson gave a briefing on the Grand Rapids Climate Resiliency Report. Then select forum members shared how climate change…

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