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Does Clean Energy Make Sense for my Business

The Knickerboxer-New Holland Brewery 417 Bridge Street NW, Grand Rapids

During this session, the audience was presented with three interactive clean energy maps. These pinpointed renewable energy and energy efficiency businesses, clean energy infrastructure and areas with high potential for renewable development across Michigan, developed by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). Srinergy presented a solar power case study. Consumers Energy also talked about the process of integrating…

Show Me the Money: Financing and Incentives for Energy Efficiency

City Built Brewing 820 Monroe Ave NW #155, Grand Rapids

In this session, we learned that there are many options when considering how to fund your energy efficiency project. We explored how you can reduce your payback period using the Michigan utility incentive programs through DTE Energy & Consumers Energy and using available financing options that result in positive cash flow with Lean & Green…

Living Building Challenge 101

At this Lunch & Learn we heard from an LBC ambassador, Matthew VanSweden as he describes the steps to LBC certification. This session will give the audience a clear understanding of the commitment to operate a high performing building (or home) that is guaranteed to tread lightly on its surroundings. 

It Pays to Build Beyond Code Roadshow

During the 1st quarter of 2019 the USGBC West Michigan Chapter, the USGBC Detroit Region, and DTE teamed up, along with several guest speakers, to present “It Pays to Build Beyond Code” lunch and learn events across Michigan.

Introduction to the Sustainable SITES Initiative

Atwater Brewery of GR 201 Michigan St NW, Grand Rapids

Sustainable SITES Initiative is the most comprehensive system for creating sustainable and resilient land development projects. It is used by landscape architects, designers, engineers, planners, ecologists, architects, developers, policy-makers and others to align land development and management with innovative sustainable design. At this Lunch & Learn, Ryan Musch of Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber discussed…

Rise Up and Drawdown Michigan

DeVos Place Convention Center 303 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids

On September 25, 2019, 43 local, statewide, and national organizations, known as Drawdown Allies, banded together to produce a conference on climate change solutions. Rise Up & Drawdown Michigan, the full-day conference was the first of its kind in Michigan to focus on community, collaboration, solutions, and action.

2019 Annual Party and Leadership Award Ceremony

McKay Ballroom 146 Monroe Center Street NW, Grand Rapids

The USGBC-WM Leadership Awards promote outstanding green building projects, programs, and efforts by recognizing projects, organizations, and people who have made extraordinary contributions to achieving healthy, energy-efficient green buildings in the state of Michigan.

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