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GRCC Mechanical and Architectural Design Program and GRPS working together

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Grand Rapids Community College Mechanical and Architectural Design program and Innovation Central High School Academy of Design and Construction will be collaborating on a discussion panel tomorrow with the West Michigan chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.

“Students with differing career goals, along with professionals from the community came together for an integrated design process,” said GRCC Assistant Professor of the Mechanical and Architectural Design program, Charlotte Pease in a press release.  

Some of the individuals who will be serving on the panel are Kenyatta Brams, a GRCC Board of Trustee member and Executive Vice President at Cascade Engineering, Evelyn Ritter, Design an  Engineer at Herman Miller, DeVon Miller, Building Commissioner Specialist at Western Michigan University, Eric DeVires, President and Energy Management Engineer at E3M Solutions and Carrie Vledman, Sustainability Coordinator at Barfly Ventures.

“The GRCC students are being taught the LEED curriculum this semester, so they can earn their LEED General Associate credentials at the end of the semester,” said Rebecca Holman, director of communications and marketing for the USGBC West Michigan chapter in a press release. “Their LEED GA test is being reimbursed by the USGBC West Michigan. In return, the students volunteer with the chapter on the project for GRPS.”

Last week, the GRCC Mechanical and Architectural Design students and the Innovation Central Academy of Design and Construction students participated in a green building scavenger hunt.

The discussion will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Innovation Central High School located at 421 Fountain St. NW.