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USGBC West Michigan Chapter
April 2012

In This Issue
LEED 2012
Program Calendar
Membership Meeting
Educational Facilities Conference
Membership Updates
Featured LEED Building
LEED NC Silver

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USGBC West Michigan

PO Box 6332
Grand Rapids, MI 49516

T: 616.301.6688




To transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built, and operated in a way that improves the quality of life in West Michigan.

LEED 2012 will be balloted from June 1-30, 2012. To vote, you must join the Consensus Body during the Opt-In Period, which began April 2, 2012 and closes May 1, 2012.



Our program calendar is filling up fast! Join us at one or all of our many exciting, upcoming events.



LEED 201 - Core Concepts & Strategies
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 | 8:30 - 5:00

$199.00 early bird / $239.00 standard (after 4/16) Includes Lunch

Gain essential knowledge of sustainable building concepts fundamental to all LEED rating systems. Learn LEED intents and concepts at the credit category level and basics of the LEED certification process. This course provides a foundation for pursuing the LEED Green Associate exam. The training series concludes with an overview of recommended study methods, exam-taking skills and practice questions for the LEED Green Associate exam. Includes 60-day access to practice online exam questions for studying after the workshop.

Use coupon code WMUSGBC to save $10 on registration. 

HOMES 252 | Understanding LEED
for Homes
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | 8:30 - 5:00 
$175.00 early bird / $219.00 standard (after 4/16) Includes Lunch 
In today's business, LEED is the language of green. LEED for Homes is a green rating system for mixed-use multi-family buildings, as well as single-family homes. This course provides an introduction to the LEED for Homes rating system and delivery model. The course addresses the intents and requirements of prerequisites and key credits within the rating system while providing real-world examples of strategies to meet them. The course also identifies the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders in a LEED for Homes project, and is designed to prepare the professional to plan for key considerations and requirements for the LEED certification process.

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Alliance for Environmental Sustainability
949 Wealthy St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506


Membership Meeting
Wednesday, May 16
5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Please join our Chapter at the quarterly membership meeting where Chris Hall, Director of Neighborhood Revitalization & Strategic Initiatives for Habitat for Humanity of Kent County, will present on Habitat's dedication to LEED buildings. Chris' presentation will cover:
  • An Overview of Habitat
  • Commitment to LEED
  • The Wealthy Heights Project
  • Habitat Pro
  • Tour of Habitat's LEED Certified Headquarters


Chapter Members  $5.00
Non-members       $20.00

Light hors d'oeurves will be served 

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The Educational Facilities Conference is held to provide educators, school board members, educational planners, school administrators, architects, engineers, construction managers, and other interested professionals with the latest available information which will assist them in planning, designing and constructing educational facilities.

Registration Fees

For members of MASA, MASB and MSBO:
March/April $145 | May $195 | June/Door $295

All others:
March/April $245 | May $295 | June/Door $345




Thank you to our new and renewing members 
  • Sara Cornell, Enviro-Clean Services
  • Cassie Kamphuis, Kendall College of Art & Design
  • David Bell, Progressive AE
  • Douglas Scott, ROWE Professional Service Company
  • Rob Lantz, The Christman Company
  • Patrick Drueke, Rhoades McKee
  • Richard Fleet, Fleet Contracting Co.