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U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan Announces Bergmann as 2018 Outstanding Volunteer Award Winner

DATE: November 6, 2018

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The U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan (USGBC-WM) named Bergmann’s Michigan team as its 2018 Outstanding Volunteer Award winner. The Outstanding Volunteer Award recognizes exemplary organizations and individuals who have dedicated their time to USGBC-WM and its programs on a volunteer basis.

Each year, national architecture, engineering and planning firm Bergmann serves as the third-party verification entity to ensure the accuracy and legitimacy of utility data for the Battle of the Buildings Biggest ‘Energy’ Loser competition. As the competition has grown in its five-year history, Bergmann’s volunteer time has increased from 40 hours in year one to more than 200 hours this year. The verification process is a massive undertaking, as competitors represent nearly 200 million square feet of Michigan commercial/industrial real estate.

“We are thankful to have the team from Bergmann dedicated to the goals of the Michigan Battle of the Buildings competition,” said Cheri Holman, executive director of USGBC-WM. “They are a key partner, and we look forward to our continued relationship.”

“Bergmann is pleased to donate professional services to this event, because it matches our mission to be stewards of our communities and their environments,” said Louis Hill, mechanical engineering discipline manager, Midwest region, Bergmann. “Bergmann is committed to building a more sustainable world by design, and by participating in this effort, our staff gains valuable knowledge of energy-reduction methods that can be suggested to our clients.”

Bergmann will be awarded at USGBC-WM’s 2018 Annual Party & Leadership Award Ceremony on Nov. 8th, 2018, at The Ballroom at McKay Tower in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich.

For more information about USGBC-WM’s 2018 Annual Party & Leadership Award Ceremony, please visit To learn more about Bergmann’s commitment to sustainability, please visit


For nearly four decades, Bergmann architects, engineers and planners have been delivering results to clients across the United States and Canada. This team of more than 400 professional and technical staff spans the Northeast, Midwest and Atlantic regions. Bergmann develops connections with partners and communities to create dynamic, creative solutions that will stand the test of time, while promoting environmental and functional sustainability. Projects in the Bergmann portfolio range from signature buildings and commercial developments to critical transportation infrastructure and community planning.

The U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan, organized in 2004, is a program-based, committee-driven non-profit dedicated to transforming the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, in a way that improves the quality of life in Michigan. The organization accomplishes its mission through education, advocacy, programs and competitions including the Grand Rapids 2030 District, Michigan Battle of the Buildings and the Energy Assistance Program.