Grand Rapids News

25 May 2018 - 7:00am

Six City buildings earn EPA’s Energy Star certification

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The City of Grand Rapids has announced that six of its buildings have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star certification for superior energy performance. The buildings are the City/County Administration

25 January 2018 - 5:16am

Zero Cities Project aims to reduce Grand Rapids' carbon footprint to zero by 2050

The federal government may not be making climate change action plans a priority, but Grand Rapids is stepping up, despite the various hurdles associated with reducing greenhouse gas emissions. One of these is an energy efficiency standard for

3 January 2018 - 8:04am

Trending Toward Zero Carbon for Grand Rapids

The city of Grand Rapids is participating in a three-year project to develop a policy roadmap toward a zero net carbon building sector by 2050. Twelve U.S. cities were selected to take part in the Zero Cities Project, a policy process informed by

20 October 2017 - 5:15am

City of Grand Rapids PACE Launch Celebration

Mayor Rosalynn Bliss joined representatives from Grand Rapids 2030 District and Lean & Green Michigan, along with the City’s new sustainability manager, Alison Sutter on Monday at an event celebrating the launch of the Grand Rapids PACE (

25 August 2017 - 9:16am

PACE energy financing initiative approved in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids City Commission adopted a measure aimed at easing the process for property owners to make energy efficiency upgrades. The Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program acts as a financing mechanism for commercial

8 April 2016 - 7:02am

Reducing Grand Rapids Carbon Footprint

See what steps Grand Rapids is taking to reduce its carbon footprint. Follow link below.

18 December 2015 - 11:31am

Downtown Property Owners form 2030 District

Grand Rapids Business Journal highlights the Grand Rapids 2030 District launch. Click the link below to read the article.

18 December 2015 - 11:27am

Grand Rapids, Michigan to slash building energy use 50% by 2030

Grand Rapids 2030 District highlighted in Utility Dive Weekly Newspaper by Robert Walton. Click link below to read article.

18 December 2015 - 11:22am


Can downtown Grand Rapids cut it's total energy, emissions and water use by 50% in the next 15 years?   That's the goal set by Grand Rapids 2030 District, a collaboration of public and private groups.  It's part of an effort that includes 11 other

13 December 2015 - 6:21pm

Grand Rapids 2030 District Launch Press Release

Leading Downtown Property Owners Establish Grand Rapids 2030 District Effort aims to reduce energy and water use, along with transportation emissions in the downtown area   A group of property owners and operators with more than 60 buildings in