Grand Rapids News

10 February 2022 - 7:43am

GR continues to outperform larger cities in national energy ranking

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. ­­– The City of Grand Rapids has improved its national energy ranking. It now is ranked 31st ­– moving up from 33rd last year and 38th in 2019 in the American Council on an Energy-Efficient Economy's (ACEEE) City Clean Energy

27 January 2022 - 11:54am

City of Grand Rapids Explores Building Performance Standards for Buildings and Homes

The U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan (USGBC-WM) applauds the City of Grand Rapids for prioritizing the built environment and human health impacts of carbon. The City recently announced that they are committed to the exploration of

7 April 2021 - 9:25am

One Small Step for Sustainability, One Giant Leap for Cannabis Industry Responsibility

Sustainability, environmentally-friendly, and socially-responsible are more than just buzz words for Narmin Jarrous, Chief Development Officer at Exclusive Brands, a Michigan-based cannabis operation. For her, implementing the necessary measures and

29 June 2018 - 9:11am

Grand Rapids 2030 District on PBS

WEST MICHIGAN WEEK Grand Rapids 2030 District City #3535 Season 35 Episode 9 | 26m 45s The Grand Rapids 2030 District is a public-private partnership. Its mission is a collaborative high-performance building district focused on fostering a

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.