LEED in West Michigan

 

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a third-party certification program for buildings and communities that guides their design, construction, operations and maintenance toward sustainability.

LEED works for all building types, from corporate offices to homes.  It’s a way of saying, “My building is sustainable and efficiently run.”  Each building or project that registers for LEED certification earns points to achieve a certification level: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Points are earned based off of the sustainable practices implemented during the construction and renovation phase of building.  Your building is then certified by the number of points it achieved.  The more points achieved, the higher the certification.

 

Join the LEED Spotlight Committee

The LEED Committee meets once a month on the dates listed below.  Every meeting is held from 10:00 am – 11:30 am.  Our committee was formed to spotlight LEED in West Michigan.  Our goal is make Grand Rapids a leading city in the green building industry by creating awareness around the need for better, more efficient buildings.  Green building certification is important to our committee because certification means accountability.  We aim to spotlight past, present, and future LEED projects in the area through various media platforms.

If you have LEED spotlight ideas to share, we’d love to hear from you!  If you’re interested in joining us, please fill out this form so we know to expect you, and you can receive up to date information as we move forward.

Date Location
January 10, 2017 Christman Co.
634 Front Ave NW #500
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
February 7, 2017 Catalyst Partners

502 Second St NW #200
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
March 7, 2017 FTC&H
1515 Arboretum Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
April 4, 2017 Christman Co.
634 Front Ave NW #500
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
May 9, 2017  Catalyst Partners
502 Second St NW #200
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
June 6, 2017  FTC&H
1515 Arboretum Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

 

 

First LEED building in West Michigan received certification in 2001

LEED Certified Square Feet in Michigan since 2001

26,450,026

# of LEED Buildings Certified in West MI since 2001

936

certified

Currently Registered LEED Buildings in West MI

365

LEED Registered Square Feet in West MI

20,458,283

 

 LEED West Michigan

LEED Information & Resources: 

USGBC National LEED Website

Why Certification Matters

 

 

Understanding LEED – A PDF Guide

Scroll through the document to learn all about LEED or click the upper right-hand corner to download a pdf.