Michigan Boasts One Of The Most Sustainable Cities In Nation

You may have heard of this whole green building and urban farming they’ve got going on in Detroit these days. But another Michigan city is quietly becoming a nationally recognized leader in the realm of sustainability. That city is Grand Rapids. Full Story — website

GRAM LEED Award

Friday Night at GRAM Tonight, June 20th at 5:30 pm The Grand Rapids Art Museum will receive its LEED Gold Certification Award from the U.S. Green Building Council. Educator for Student and Adult Programs, Megan Walker, speaks on the topic of sustainable architecture as it relates to the Grand Rapids Art Museum. 7:00 – 7:45 […]

Art and Earth Friendly

Grand Rapids Art Museum The GRAM is the first newly constructed LEED certified art museum in the world and is expected to receive a LEED gold rating from the USGBC. This is not an easy accomplishment for an art museum, due to the delicate nature of the artwork.

Earth Friendly Building

Today’s eco-friends ♥ According to the USGBC, green buildings are a significant part of the solution to the problems of energy dependence and climate change. The average LEED certified building uses 32% less electricity, 26% less natural gas and 36% less total energy than a conventional building. LEED certified buildings in the U.S. are, in […]