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Annual Party &


Award Ceremony

December 5, 2023

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Annual Party &

Leadership Awards

An evening of networking, merriment, and creating an equitable future.

The U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan invites our friends, members, and stakeholders to revel in all that was accomplished in 2023 at the Annual Party & Leadership Awards on December 5, 2023. This celebratory event will be held at the LEED-certified CityFlatsHotel in the Ballroom. The night will feature dinner, a keynote address, and will be followed by drinks, merriment, and honoring the 2023 Leadership Awardees. 

The annual Leadership awardees exhibit a commitment to sustainable design, green building concepts, and innovation. We are thrilled to showcase their projects and share their stories during this annual ceremony.

We could not continue our mission or hold events such as this one without the contributions of our community members. If you find value in our organization please consider sponsoring or becoming a member. Visit

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Dr. Brandy Brown

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Brandy Brown serves as the Chief Innovation Officer of Walker-Miller Energy services, the premier Detroit-based energy services B corp focused on equity in the clean energy economy.  In this role, Brandy leads the Innovation team and is responsible for guiding the development of advanced energy projects, career development, and equitable mobility solutions.

Prior to joining Walker-Miller, Dr. Brown served as Climate & Energy Advisor within the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy. In that role she headed the Office of Climate & Energy and was responsible for developing the policy and implementation strategy for state-wide decarbonization efforts, coordinating state departments on climate action, providing guidance to local governments, and advancing renewable energy throughout Michigan.

Additionally, Dr. Brown is honored to serve as part of the Environmental Justice faculty for University of Michigan's School for Environment and Sustainability and as an appointee to Michigan's National Resources Trust Fund Board.




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.

Join our newsletter and keep an eye on our social media platforms to stay up-to-date on project submissions and awardee announcements.


Project Award

The 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.

If this sounds like your project or you would like to learn more about the Innovative Project Award and nomination, follow the button below.

Get Involved with USGBC West Michigan

Want to make a difference in the built environment in our community? Become a sponsor or member of the chapter! We could not continue our mission without the contributions of our community members. If you find value in our organization please consider sponsoring or becoming a member. 

Our sponsors benefit from shoutouts in marketing materials, sponsorship recognition in our 5,000+ subscribing newsletter, tickets to our Annual Party and Leadership Awards Ceremony, and more.

By becoming a member of the USGBC West Michigan community you will gain access to educational materials and presentations from our events, resources on the latest green building practices, discounts to our events, and opportunities to network with leading professionals in your field.

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