LEED v4 is the newest update to the LEED rating systems. Changes from LEED 2009 are seen in three main categories: new market sectors, increased technical rigor and streamlined services. LEED v4 raises the bar on leadership.
Fifth Public Comment: Oct 2 - Dec 10
Members and Non-members are Welcome!
Wednesday, November 7
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
40 Monroe Center
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
4:15 Building Tour: MoDiv
4:45 Networking Reception | Meet the 2013 USGBC WM Board of Director Candidates
5:30 USGBC West Michigan Update & Presentation by Norman Christopher, Author: Demystifying Sustainability
6:15 Book Signing
MARK YOUR CALENDARS. REGISTRATION TO OPEN SOON!
2013 USGBC West Michigan Board Elections
Elections for the 2013 USGBC West Michigan Board of Directors will open on November 5, 2012. Five seats are available and your nominees are:
- Jennifer Allen Charter House Innovations
- Steve Hassevoort InForm Architecture, PLC
- Cheri Holman Hurst Mechanical
- Brett Little Alliance for Environmental Sustainability
- David Schoonbeck The Christman Company
- Eric Smith Beene Garter LLP
- Matt VanSweden Integrated Architecture
- Mark Zoeteman FTC&H
Members, please watch your in-boxes in November for voting instructions. Thank you!
DID YOU KNOW?
USGBC IS CHANGING ITS MEMBERSHIP PRICING STRUCTURE
Introducing the new USGBC membership
Four Simple Levels
The new structure features four dues packages: Organizational, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Each package has a distinct price point and its own set of benefits. In making this change, our goal is to help you interact with us in a manner that best accommodates your priorities, needs and budget.
This change will help broaden the base of green building supporters and open the door to new members by removing the barrier to entry. Membership starts at just $300 for the Organizational package. The goal of this effort is to strengthen the green building movement, drive jobs and grow leadership in the marketplace.
New USGBC Corporate Pricing
LEARN MORE HERE
*Corporations belong to the national USGBC association
* Individuals belong at the Chapter level
* If an employer belongs to national USGBC then the employees Chapter dues are $50 ($20 less than employees whose organization does not belong to the USGBC)
|NEW ON USGBC.ORG
LEED CREDIT LIBRARY
You know the problem - you want to know about a LEED credit, so you search through the USGBC website and dig up a PDF of the rating system. After scrolling through you find the credit you're looking for and go to work. But wait - does this credit have addenda changes? What version is this? Where's the LEED Online form? Isn't there a guidance document?
The rating system is supposed to be a nice, clean, simple list of requirements for what constitutes a green project. But the real-life application isn't so simple.
After years of hoping for a solution, we have a new approach - the LEED credit library.
Thank you to our new and renewing members:
Jeff Montague FTC&H
Brett Little Alliance for Environmental Sustainability
David Walz Kelly Services
Kortney Lull Midwest Geothermal
Paul Long Ferris State University
Eric Smith Beene Garter
David Schoonbeck The Christman Company
Lynda Boomer Michigan State University
Larry Dykhuis Herman Miller, Inc.
Nate Gillette Energy Finance Analytics, LLC
Theresa Hogerheide-Reusch Reusch Design Services, LLC
Sheri Flahive Corporate Cleaning, Inc.
Albert Greonewold Burgess Concrete
Bradley Mead Professional Maintenance of Michigan
Sharon Darby Cascade Engineering
Carter Huffman C.D. Barnes Associates, Inc.
LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
Our Chapter Annual Business Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Meet the Candidates Meeting on Wednesday, November 7th. More details and registration for the event are available on our website. There will be another great slate of candidates again this year, please mark your calendars for this November 7th event.
You may have received an announcement from USGBC national regarding their new national membership dues model. This model is now based on your engagement with USGBC in lieu of annual corporate revenue. The local chapter receives a 10% share of USGBC's revenue from each company's national membership dues. With this new membership model we anticipate the local Chapter revenue share amount will be reduced. Please consider sponsoring our Chapter with the savings you may realize from reduced national dues.
Kris Ford, Chair, USGBC West Michigan