The Green Buildings of West Michigan Tour, hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council West Michigan (USGBC-WM) Chapter, will provide a close-up look at 40 commercial and residential LEED certified buildings located in and around the Grand Rapids area on September 10 and 11, 2010.

The Green Buildings of West Michigan Tour, hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council West Michigan (USGBC-WM) Chapter, will provide a close-up look at 40 commercial and residential LEED certified buildings located in and around the Grand Rapids area on September 10 and 11, 2010. The buildings are also featured in Green Buildings of West Michigan, a book published by the USGBC-WM Chapter to commemorate the tour.  

The tours will coincide with Future Cities: Climate Strategies for Sustainable Communities, a conference hosted by a5 Inc. and Seven Generations Ahead on September 10 at Grand Valley State University's Eberhard Center on the downtown Grand Rapids campus.  

The Grand Rapids metropolitan area ranks first nationally in the number of LEED buildings per capita amongst larger cities, and in the top 50 cities in the U.S. Chapter Chair Renae Hesselink, LEED AP, hopes to position the region as a trendsetter and a leader in innovation for energy-efficient, sustainable buildings and materials.  

Tour registration and details are available at www.usgbcwm.org/green-buildings-of-west-michigan. LEED APs With Speciality and LEED Green Associates Can Earn GBCI Credential Maintenance Program Credit.  

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