Techniques, initiatives, education and planning


University student center wins LEED Gold

September 23, 2015
A university in the region has brought home gold for a $34-million renovation of its student center. Read More

Grand Rapids begins $1.2M storm water project

September 14, 2015
| By AP
The city of Grand Rapids is preparing to begin work on the largest storm water control project in its history. Read More

City concludes $4M parks renovation

September 9, 2015
The final six of eight Grand Rapids parks that received upgrades this summer will reopen to the public on Thursday. Read More

Michigan’s pace of resource use gives state an ‘ecological debt’

Despite having the third-most resources, Michigan uses more than it regenerates.

September 4, 2015
LANSING — The nation hit Ecological Deficit Day recently, thanks in part to states like Michigan that use more resources than they can regenerate. Read More

Treatment plant hopes to attract potential development

August 28, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A new marketing campaign is looking to increase engagement and new business development opportunities at a West Michigan-based wastewater management system. Read More

Calvin tests ‘service learning’ with Clean Water Institute

New program is poised to make global waves for water and sanitation solutions.

August 21, 2015
After several years of planning, the Clean Water Institute of Calvin College officially launched earlier this summer with a mission to provide clean water access in developing regions. Read More

City to update bike code

August 21, 2015
Grand Rapids city commissioners are set to hear public comments Tuesday, Sept. 8, regarding proposed text amendments to the city’s bicycle safety code. Read More

Utility plans solar garden at university

August 19, 2015
A state-of-the-art solar garden array could be operational in Kalamazoo County as early as next spring. Read More

Company acquires engineering firm

August 17, 2015
A local engineering firm has been acquired by a company in Minnesota. Read More

Consumers Energy comment on Obama’s Clean Power Plan

August 14, 2015
Dan Bishop, director of media relations at Consumers Energy, provided the following statement to the Business Journal: Read More