Tickets are available now for the second annual Recognition Banquet honoring significant contributions to green building and sustainability in South East Michigan by the Detroit Regional Chapter of the US Green Building Council.
The event, a dinner, LEED Building Showcase and presentation at the Farmington City Hall, 23600 Liberty St Farmington, MI 48335, will be Thursday April 25beginning at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $45 and are on sale now through the chapter web site at www.usgbcdetroit.org
“In regard to green building practices, our region is clearly on the move,” says DRC USGBC Chairman Jeffrey Gaines, “There are outstanding contributions being made to the future of sustainability in Southeast Michigan that we really want to recognize and celebrate.”
The evening will include a presentation from Detroit City Council Member Ken Cockrel, Jr and the keynote address will be provided byRyan Snow, of the Community Advancement Team at the US Green Building Council, entitled: Every Story About a Green Building is a Story About People.
“Americans spend 90% of their time indoors,” says Snow “The health of our buildings and communities undoubtedly have an impact on our physical and social health. Leveraging the power and passion of the green building community, which encompasses a network of 77 chapters and thousands of dedicated volunteers, the Community Advancement team at the USGBC is developing new, exciting opportunities to inspire and engage diverse communities of people to revision their buildings and communities. Currently we are working with community development, service and faith-based organizations with the goal of transforming communities and people’s lives for a better future.”
Previously, Mr. Snow worked with USGBC’s education programs – bringing a wealth of technical and institutional knowledge about continuing education design and delivery. He also formerly worked at the Green Building Alliance of Pittsburgh and has worked on diverse green building projects – from Permacultural homesteads to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. As a volunteer, Mr. Snow has served several nonprofit organizations, including USGBC at the local and national levels. Ryan teaches online graduate courses at Chatham University. He holds an M.S. in Sustainable Systems from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Science and Technology Studies from Michigan State University’s Lyman Briggs School.
Also new for 2013, there will be a showcase area at the banquet dedicated to highlighting LEED certified projects in the Metropolitan Detroit area. Please visit the chapter website for registration forms and additional information. Event underwriting sponsorships are also available. www.usgbcdetroit.org
The USGBC is a nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. www.usgbc.org
Information about becoming a member of the Detroit Regional Chapter of the USGBC is available athttp://www.usgbcdetroit.org/index.php/become-a-member Offices are located at 26913 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200, Southfield, MI 48033.The chapter telephone number is 248-233-0006.
Source: USGBC Detroit Regional Chapter