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Annual Party &

Leadership

Award Ceremony

January 13, 2022

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

McKay Ballroom

146 Monroe Center St NW | Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Decarbonizing Our Future

creating community vibrancy through carbon goals in the built environment

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featuring keynote speaker:

Erin McDade

Senior Program Director of Architecture 2030

Erin McDade is Architecture 2030’s Senior Program Director. She leads Architecture 2030’s public policy and embodied carbon initiatives, focusing on developing data-driven solutions for building sector decarbonization. Recently she led the development of building-level, sector-wide decarbonization policy impact assessment models for each of the eleven municipal Zero Cities partners to support the development of city-specific policy roadmaps. She is currently managing Architecture 2030’s Zero Code initiative.

Erin McDade is Architecture 2030’s Senior Program Director. She leads Architecture 2030’s public policy and embodied carbon initiatives, focusing on developing data-driven solutions for building sector decarbonization. Recently she led the development of building-level, sector-wide decarbonization policy impact assessment models for each of the eleven municipal Zero Cities partners to support the development of city-specific policy roadmaps. She is currently managing Architecture 2030’s Zero Code initiative. Erin studied architecture as an undergraduate at Smith College and holds a Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of Washington, where she focused on the intersection of buildings and the environment. In addition to her primary roles within the organization, Erin harnesses her background in design to ensure that Architecture 2030’s mission and project outcomes are represented and communicated globally using clear and compelling graphic design. She is also an accomplished public speaker, regularly representing Architecture 2030 and acting as a building sector decarbonization expert and advocate in public forums across the country. Erin is a founding member and former co-chair of the Carbon Leadership Network (formerly the Embodied Carbon Network), sat on the Carbon Leadership Forum Advisory Board, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects 2030 Commitment Working Group. She is a proud resident of Bellingham, Washington and recently completed a 15-month tenure as a city council-appointed volunteer member of the Bellingham Climate Action Taskforce. She led the taskforce in the creation of a comprehensive, data-driven roadmap and set of policy recommendations for building sector decarbonization that respond to the city’s specific context, strengths, and challenges and which, if implemented, will help enable Bellingham to achieve its goal of carbon-neutrality by 2035.

Annual Party & Leadership Award Ceremony

The U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan invites you to join us at our annual party and celebration of the 2021 leadership awardees, chapter members, community members, and everyone who strives for a vibrant, healthy, and sustainable community. Enjoy a night of merriment, storytelling, and networking with friends old and new. The event will take place on January 13, 2022, from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at McKay Ballroom in Downtown Grand Rapids featuring dinner and an open bar.

Erin McDade, Assoc. AIA., Senior Program Director for Architecture 2030, will lead a discussion on the importance of and timing necessary to decarbonize our buildings that ensures the best possible economic and community health outcomes.

 

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Architecture 2030’s key strength is its grounding in and connection to the building industry. They provide cutting-edge thought leadership as we align the architectural, planning, and building community and political leaders around the urgency of achieving zero emissions by 2040.

Leadership Awards

The USGBC-WM Leadership Awards promote outstanding green buildings, programs, and efforts by recognizing projects, organizations, and people who have made extraordinary contributions to achieving healthy, high-performing green buildings across the state of Michigan. Hear from the 2021 awardees as they share their perspectives on the design, construction, and operation of the most outstanding buildings and projects of the year.

This Year's Awards: 

  • 2030 Leadership Award
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Green Schools Champion
  • Certified Green Building
  • Innovative Project
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Innovative Project

Nominations Now Open

USGBC West Michigan celebrates the year’s accomplishments in the green building industry by awarding notable projects and organizations. We recognize those that strive for innovation, sustainability, and adding to our community vibrancy. USGBC West Michigan’s mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built, and operated, in a way that improves the quality of life in West Michigan. 

The 2021 Innovative Project award is designed to honor projects that break the mold of standard building construction, design, and operations. The projects' innovation and astute practices reflect the goals of USGBC West Michigan’s programs.

Nomination Deadline: December 10, 2021 @ 11:59pm

Your Sponsorship Makes a Difference Locally

Investing in our future has never been more important than right now. 

At USGBC West Michigan, we have served the beautiful state of Michigan for over 17 years. We believe in green buildings for all, and we accomplish this by nourishing community vibrancy via our cornerstone programs such as Michigan Battle of the Buildings and the Grand Rapids 2030 District. With your sponsorship, our organization can continue to provide education and connections to equitable carbon & energy solutions, smart transportation initiatives, and healthy building incentives. Depending on your level of sponsorship, As a gift for your contribution, you will receive complimentary tickets to the Annual Party. 

2022 Supporters

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