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E3M Solutions receives the 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award at Annual Party

The U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan (USGBC-WM) thrives on volunteerism.  It’s the passionate people who give their time and experience to the mission of creating a sustainable community that creates real change. The USGBC-WM is pleased to present E3M Solutions with the 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award. Through their partnership with the…

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2019 Innovative Project Award goes to Circuit West

In the face of constraints such as the built environment, movement of people, and urban traffic flow, Circuit West has shown the true spirit of innovation.  A project of Consumers Energy in partnership with Rockford Construction and the City of Grand Rapids, the U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan is proud to present Circuit…

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Kalamazoo Teacher receives 2019 Green Schools Champion award

The U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan (USGBC-WM) is proud to present Josh Gottlieb of Kalamazoo Public Schools with the 2019 Green School Champion Award. Over the past year, Josh and his students have worked to combat climate change within Kalamazoo and beyond. Josh, a physics teacher at Kalamazoo Central High School, continues to…

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2019 Green Community Award presented to Habitat Kent for 6 LEED Certified homes

Delegates from Habitat for Humanity of Kent County accept 2019 Green Community Award Habitat for Humanity of Kent County (HHKC) has showcased its commitment to sustainability by constructing LEED certified homes for families across Kent County. In the last year, HHKC has certified 6 affordable housing projects securing the U.S Green Building Council of West…

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The Preissner Passive house receives 2019 Certified Green Home Award

The Preissner Passive House, the first certified Passive House in Michigan, is the recipient of the 2019 Certified Green Home Award. The unique home was designed by Ann Arbor architect’s Architectural Resource, built by Adaptive Building Solutions, and owned by Eric and Jo Ann Preissner. The construction of the Ann Arbor, MI  home was completed…

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Transformando West Michigan receives 2030 Leadership Award

Ask anyone in the Hispanic business community who Ana with Transformando West Michigan is, Pictured from left to right: USGBC-WM Executive Director Cheri Holman, Awardee Ana Jose, and USGBC-WM Project Manager Gilliam Giem. and they’ll be sure to know her. Ana Jose, Program Manager of Transformando West Michigan, is a titanic force in the Latinx…

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Underneath it All: Recap of Embodied Carbon Event

In May 2019, the overall value of construction work done in the United States totaled more than $1.29 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Value of Construction Put in Place Survey. In the same month, Michigan’s second largest city, Grand Rapids, spent $13 million on new construction alone and has undergone some measures to…

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