Design architects to share stories of Old Federal Building's transformations

by (cathy lawrence)

Submitted 01-06-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

From Historical Society member Jim Winslow: "CANCELLED: Due to the possibility of inclement weather and bitter cold this program 'Federal Building to Woodbridge N. Ferris Building — Renewal and Reconnection' is canceled tonight....

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Michigan themed t-shirt company to open retail shop in Eastown

by (erictank)

Submitted 09-16-2014 under NEWS

The Mitten State, a Grand Rapids based t-shirt design company, will be expanding its operation to include its first retail outlet in Eastown.  Located in the LEED certified Phoenix building at 1502 Wealthy Street, the 1,600 square foot space...

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Grand Rapids Downtown Market awarded prestigious LEED Gold certification

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 08-19-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Downtown Market achieved LEED certification for implementing strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality....

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Green building alive, thriving in West Michigan


Submitted 09-27-2013 under NONPROFITS

West Michigan “gets” the concept of green building. For example, take Cascade Engineering of Grand Rapids. Cascade is a multi-business manufacturer that specializes in large-part injection molding. A few years ago, the company’s...

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Year-round LEED-registered building at Fulton Street Farmers Market opens May 4

by (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 04-23-2013 under NONPROFITS

Oh, the deliciousness that comes when the Fulton Street Farmers Market – West Michigan’s oldest greenmarket - opens at 8 a.m. on the first Saturday in May, in its cozy neighborhood corner at East Fulton Street and Fuller Avenue NE. On...

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Friday is last day to sign up for LEED workshops

by (jereldomer)

Submitted 04-26-2012 under NEWS

"Going green" has been all the rage over the last several years, and operating out of a LEED-certified building seems to be one of the proudest boasts in the business community and beyond. So what, exactly, does "LEED-certified"...

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Catherine's Health Center awarded LEED Gold certification

by (jereldomer)

Submitted 02-10-2012 under NEWS

Catherine’s Health Center, located at 1211 Lafayette in downtown Grand Rapids, has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - is the USGBC’s rating...

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GRPS LEEDs state in green-build schools

by (GRPScommunications)

Submitted 08-22-2011 under NONPROFITS

Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School, located at 1205 Grandville SW, was officially awarded LEED Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) on May 24, 2011.  LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the USGBC’s...

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Dear Newsweek - An open letter from Mayor George K. Heartwell

by (Mayor George K....)

Submitted 01-25-2011 under OPINION

Dear Ms. Brown: The citizens of Grand Rapids were astounded when you declared our city, Grand Rapids, to be a "dying city" in the January 21, 2011 issue of Newsweek. Dying city? Surely Newsweek must be joking! Would a major medical school...

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The future of health care is blossoming in the Heartside District

by (iglass)

Submitted 11-19-2010 under OPINION

If you’ve been near St. Mary’s Hospital on Jefferson or otherwise close to the corner of Cherry and Sheldon recently, you may have noticed a large area of new construction underway. What is being built on the former parking lot at Cherry Street...

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