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Abueva Builders LLC Practice What They Preach

Leed Abueva Builders

What better way to understand a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) home, than to live in one. Paul Abueva, owner of Abueva Builders LLC is the definition of practice what you preach. Paul owns and manages a small residential construction company out of Kalamazoo. His company recently completed its first LEED home in…

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Wheels for Wishes- Turns Donated Cars into a Wish for a Local Child

Wheels For Wishes & Wellness is a car donation program benefiting Children’s Hospitals and Charities in Michigan. We are proud to offer a free and easy way to recycle or donate unwanted cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, or even boats, by turning them into a wish for a local child. We pick-up or tow away…

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Porous Pave: Permeable Pavement Solution for a Rooftop Patio

West Michigan Symphony Completes its Green Roof with a Unique Porous Pave Patio The West Michigan Symphony, the professional orchestra in Muskegon, Mich., has been part of the area’s cultural landscape since 1939. In 2013, they moved their administrative and ticketing offices into the newly renovated Russell Block Building. Situated in downtown Muskegon a block…

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Battle of the Buildings Recognized as a Michigan Energy Leader in First Annual Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards

LANSING, MICH. (Sept. 23, 2015) — The U.S. Green Building Council West Michigan Chapter is thrilled to announce that the Michigan Battle of the Buildings competition has been recognized by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder as an energy leader during the awards ceremony for the debut Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards. “Receiving a Governor’s Energy Excellence Award…

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Green Construction is Major Driver of Michigan Economy, New Study Finds

The Grand Rapids region continues to be recognized as a leader in green construction, and prospects will only get stronger as green building jobs in Michigan grow to 242,000 between 2015-2018 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Sept. 16, 2015) — The green building sector is outpacing overall construction growth in the U.S. and will account for more…

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Annual Meeting at Cascade Engineering

The US Green Building Council West Michigan Chapter held its annual meeting on November 4, 2014.  We had a lot to celebrate wrapping up a great year for our chapter and looking forward to big and exciting things in 2015! Congratulations were handed out to Theresa Hoogerheide, Gavin Gardi and Joyce Lee for being named…

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Amway’s newest LEED Building: Research and Development Lab

The USGBC West Michigan Chapter would like to congratulate Amway on their recent achievement of LEED for Commercial Interiors – Silver level certification at their Research and Development lab building. This building is located in the global headquarters complex in Ada, MI. Research and Development (R&D) at Amway has seen significant growth from the time…

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Climate and Sustainability: A Joint Meeting of USGBC WM and WMSBF

West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum and the U.S. Green Building Council West Michigan Chapter presented a luncheon program on March 10 entitled Climate and Sustainability outlining how sustainability and resiliency go together. Nicholas Occhipinti and Aaron Ferguson gave a briefing on the Grand Rapids Climate Resiliency Report. Then select forum members shared how climate change…

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