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LEED NC 2.2
Affiliate Organization Events
Alliance for Environmental Sustainability
Watch USGBC West Michigan member, Sam Pobst's, webinar:
Available for 1 AIA/GBCI CE
Coming in September 2013
Have questions about LEED v4?
USGBC has answers.
Are you an energy technical solution provider wondering how you can help LEED projects achieve the new Demand Response credit? Are you a practitioner who wants to know why air testing is valued at two points when the flush-out is valued at one point for the EQ: Indoor Air Quality Assessment credit? Or perhaps you're a building owner who wants to know how the changes in the water credit category of LEED v4 will affect your existing building's pursuit of LEED.
Whatever your question, log onto Twitter on May 22 from noon to 1 p.m. to get answers from USGBC's very own VP of LEED Technical Development, Brendan Owens, who will be tweeting from our @usgbc handle. To join the conversation, make sure you are following @usgbc and use #LEEDv4 when asking a question. He'll be ready to answer a wide-range of LEED questions, from the super-technical questions to the more general.
And don't forget - the LEED ballot opens June 1, 2013, for all those who have registered.
In this tenth anniversary of Greening the Heartland (GTH), the U.S. Green Building Council's Midwest regional conference, we want to encourage robust discussion of how the Heartland's building industry is evolving to embed resilience into its solutions for the built environment by focusing on the following topic areas: Health & Environmental Quality, High Performance Buildings & Building Science, Design for Resilience, Green Technologies & Materials, Natural Capitalism, Sustainable Community & Campus, Process, and more. The GTH track will be extended to run through the BUILDINGChicago conference offering added opportunities for sharing green building best practices and continuing education for LEED Accredited Professionals.
September 9-10, 2013
350 W Mart Center Dr.
Chicago, Illinois 60654
Join the Green Building Hack-a-thon, a one-day event to advance your green career, while also supporting community builders in their pursuit of green building certification.
Green Building Hack-a-thon
At the HACK, developing designers, builders, engineers, and students will gather and build teams around community building projects (like a Habitat for Humanity home).
Then, these Teams will "hack" the project to LEED certification -- systematically reviewing each credit and completing critical project LEED documentation tasks. Helping you gain LEED Project Experience to qualify for LEED Accreditation and earning you 8 hours LEED Credential Maintenance - all in just a day!
The Detroit Green Building Hack-a-thon is Saturday, June 8th from 8-5pm at Wayne State University.
To learn more and sign-up, visit www.ghback.org.
The Green Apple Day of Service, which will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2013, gives parents, teachers, students, companies and local organizations the opportunity to transform all schools into healthy, safe and productive learning environments through local service projects. Be sure to check out project ideas, read last year's highlights and register your 2013 project today!|
Thank you to our new and renewing members
Jason Eaton Comfort Systems USA
James Johnson Haworth
Mary Ellen Mika Steelcase
Peter Mohlin Hastings Manufacturing
Sue Norman Easy to be Green
Meghan Piersma Custer Workplace Interiors
Craig Ressler Easy to be Green
Edward Tokarek URS Corporation
Gretta Vandell Herman Miller
LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
As the Chapter nears the end of the financial year on June 30, I encourage you and/or your member company to consider one our Chapter sponsorships so that we can end the year in the black. Because of the revised National Membership fee structure, the revenue sharing we receive has decreased nearly in half.
The Green Schools of the Future Symposium has been rescheduled to August 20, 2013 and is still in need of sponsors. There will be a statewide attendee marketing campaign to all K-12 school teachers, staff, and administrators.
Click here to access Symposium sponsorship information.
Chair, USGBC West Michigan