Renewable electricity for Large Commercial Buildings

Join the City of Grand Rapids, GR2030 District, and Urban Core Collective as we launch the Equitable, Healthy Zero Carbon Building (E.H.Zero) virtual series. The E.H.Zero initiative aims to equitably achieve affordability, positive health outcomes, and resilience while reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions in buildings. The desired outcome of E.H.Zero is to co-create policies…

Compliance Pathways for Carbon Neutral Buildings – Zero Code

Join the City of Grand Rapids, GR2030 District, and Urban Core Collective as we launch the Equitable, Healthy Zero Carbon Building (E.H.Zero) virtual series. The E.H.Zero initiative aims to equitably achieve affordability, positive health outcomes, and resilience while reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions in buildings. The desired outcome of E.H.Zero is to co-create policies…

Doing WELL: A Walk Through the WELL™ Suite of Healthy Building Rating Systems

In this session, Jeff Hochberg, WELL AP, LEED GA, WELL Faculty, will walk attendees through the evolution of the WELL Building Standard.  Starting with the creation of the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), and the first WELL Certification for single buildings, the WELL ecosystem quickly grew to include the standard’s first at-scale solution, the “WELL…

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DETROIT ENERGY CHALLENGE AWARDS BREAKFAST

Net Zero Energy Center 1358 Abbott Street, Detroit, MI

Join us for the first annual Detroit Energy Challenge Awards Breakfast while we honor Detroit building owners and managers for reducing energy consumption in their building(s).  Come enjoy a hot breakfast and network with our members, businesses and industry professionals. Enjoy visiting the trade show tables and listening to our special guest speakers - to…

2022 MICHIGAN ENERGY SUMMIT

The Ballroom at CityFlatsHotel 83 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI

The 2022 Michigan Energy Summit is a full-day energy conference that brings building owners and operators from all over the state in a peer-to-peer exchange. This year, it will be hosted at the beautiful LEED-certified City Flats Hotel in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, MI. Explore how Michigan businesses are achieving Net Zero Energy,…

Get a Handle on Hygiene: Aqueous Ozone as an Emerging Healthy Building Technology

Hand Hygiene hasn't seen much innovation in many years. That’s about to change - meet Iggy™, a hand-rinsing device that when used as part of an overall approach to health and wellbeing, significantly enhances (or supplements, increases) the effectiveness of hand hygiene programs aimed at reducing the risk of transmission of infectious microbes (or germs).” …

Know your Rating Systems: Exploring Green Globes and BREEAM

Join us for a webinar exploring Green Globes and BREEAM! Green Globes and BREEAM are both green building assessment tools designed to help owners and operators interactively manage their buildings through third-party assessments. As a nationally recognized green building rating program, Green Globes works with building owners to help with sustainability goals for new constructions,…

Mayor’s Grand River Cleanup 2030 Team Sign Up!

Brookside Elementary 2505 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids

Join the Grand Rapids 2030 District's team as we clean up Plaster Creek near Brookside Elementary on Madison and Alger as a part of the Mayor's Grand River Cleanup! When: September 16, 2022 Where: Meet at Brookside Elementary, 2505 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 Time: 10am - 12pm Sign up or learn more…

Reconnect with Nature: ILFI Living Building Challenge

In October 2021, Blandford Nature Center announced their pursuit of the International Living Future Institute’s Living Building Challenge for a new facility at the Highlands. In this webinar we will be going over the Living Building Challenge requirements and taking a look at an ongoing local project pursuing the label.  ILFI introduced the Living Building…

How the City Makes Decisions

Understanding how the city makes decisions is an integral part of policy and program development. Join Alison Waske Sutter, Sustainability and Performance Management Officer for the City of Grand Rapids as she discusses how sustainability fits into the strategic plan, historical sustainability efforts, environmental justice initiatives, and municipal goal achievements. This webinar is part of…

NEW City of Grand Rapids Community-wide GHG Inventory

Description: Join this important webinar to review the new Grand Rapids Community-wide Greenhouse Gas Inventory results. This Inventory measures emissions for the following sectors and also measures performance against a 2008 inventory created by FTCH.  Transportation and mobile sources  Residential energy Commercial energy  Solid waste Water and wastewater  Industrial energy This Inventory will inform emissions…

Beyond Homes: Phius Passive Building Certification for your Business

Description  “Zero is the goal, Phius is the means.” Passive House Institute US (Phius) originated in the US and Canada in the ‘70’s, was enhanced in Germany in the ’90’s, and reinvigorated in the US in 2003 when Katrin Klingenberg designed and completed the first home to meet passive house standards in the United States.…