|Green Your Lunch
A special thanks to our Green Your Lunch speakers who have done an outstanding job presenting on interesting and informative LEED and sustainable initiatives. Join us on Friday, June 1st at Integrated Architecture as we explore Integrated Project Design.
Please join the West Michigan Chapter of the US Green Building Council as we tour Catherine's Health Center and learn about their journey to LEED.
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Presentation on the Building and Certification Process
1211 Lafayette Ave NE
(corner of Lafayette and Leonard)
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Price of Attendance:
USGBC Chapter Member: FREE
West Michigan is Gold!
The Kalamazoo-Portage area is now home to three LEED Gold-certified schools -- the only primary and secondary schools with that rating in the state of Michigan.
The WoodsEdge Learning Center in Portage has been awarded a LEED Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council in Washington, D.C. It's the first special-education facility in the United States to receive that designation.
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital is the only hospital in the state to be awarded Gold certification and one of just two dedicated childrens' hospitals in the nation to achieve this designation.
Thank You to our
New and Renewing Members
Sean Jagels Skanska USA Building, Inc
Jeffrey Braasch Building Restoration Inc.
Jeff Stipes Muskegon Community College
Sue Norman Easy to be Green
Craig Ressler Easy to be Green
Lee Ott Macatawa Bank
Janis Etzcorn Landscape Forms, Inc
Nancy Peterson AZON USA INC.
Dawn Holtrop Catalyst Partners
Meghan Piersma Custer Workplace Interiors
Matthew VanSweden Integrated Architecture
Denise DeVries Griffin Pest Solutions
Berkay Tascioglu Michigan State University
|Letter from the Chair
It's official! At the May USGBC national Board of Directors meeting it was announced that the West Michigan Chapter now includes the Upper Peninsula and Ingham County. Now all counties of Michigan are served by a chapter, and Lansing and East Lansing are no longer split between chapters. Welcome!
Reminder to all chapter members to visit www.usgbc.org/leed2012 to review and make public comments during the 4th LEED Public Comment period (May 11- May 28) for LEED 2012 before the final draft is published. Opt-in ballot voting on the final draft will take place starting June 1 and will close June 30. The chapter will be offering a LEED 2012 launch meeting later this year. Kris Ford, LEED AP B+C Owen-Ames-Kimball Co.
To transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built, and operated in a way that improves the quality of life in West Michigan.