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|LEED: THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY
Join us for a panel discussion on implemented design features and practices that have worked and some that have not worked as well. The panel will consist of building owners/managers, design and construction team members and engineering professionals that will share stories of implementations and the results.
We will release more information about the panelists as they are confirmed.
Continental breakfast will be served.
You must register to attend as space is limited.
Thank you to our event sponsor:
April 18, 2013
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
1515 Arboretum Dr. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
$35 Non Member
$15 Chapter Member
SAVE THE DATE
June 18, 2013
Join us for our Schools of the Future, Making Connections Today symposium on Tuesday, June 18 2013 in Lansing. It will be a fast-paced, powerful, idea-sharing day to plant seeds for now and well into the future. This conference is an effort of the U.S. Green Building Council Chapters of West Michigan and Detroit Regional. We anticipate hearing from at least from 15 presenters between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Presentations will be 15 minutes or less.
Who is our audience? Teachers, parents, students, school administrators, design and construction professionals, elected officials, all school stakeholders!
SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLEConference website will be live soon!
USGBC WEST MICHIGAN BOARD OFFICERS
Congratulations to the newly elected (and re-elected) USGBC West Michigan Board Officers!Chair
Kris Ford | Owen-Ames-Kimball Co.Vice-Chair
Dennis Bekken | C2AESecretary
Victor Tvedten | Energy Finance AnalyticsTreasurer
Cheri Holman | Hurst Mechanical
Read bios and more about our Board of Directors here
Thank you to our new and renewing members
Russ Boersma Arrow Waste
Matthew Fennema Kent Companies
Chris Fennema Kent Companies
Kris Ford Owen-Ames-Kimball Co.
Gavin Gardi The Christman Company
Matthew Hollander Western Michigan University
Lee Purches HP3 Group
Robert VanDenBrink Mechanical Testing Services, Inc.
LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
I would like to welcome Dennis Bekken, Vice-Chair, to the executive committee of the Board and thank Steve Hassevoort for serving as Vice-Chair last year. Having Cheri and Victor continue in their officer roles will be an asset to the Chapter.
The Board of Directors has chosen to focus the Chapter's efforts this year on Schools of the Future (June 18th) and Green Apple Service Day (September 28th). We are asking each member to consider becoming an event sponsor. Please contact Renae Hesselink
for sponsorship details.
Are you aware of the NEW national USGBCmembership dues structure? The new structure is not based on the revenue of your organization, but on the level of engagement with USGBC. Because of this new structure the Chapter anticipates a significant loss in the amount of revenue sharing received from USGBC. This revenue sharing currently makes up 45% of our annual revenue. We are asking each member organization to consider becoming a Chapter Sponsor to help support the local green buildings movement. Please click the link or contact
Chair, USGBC West Michigan