Green West Michigan

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Carbon Dioxide


Carbon Dioxide Equivalent
DFE Design for Environment
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
GHG Greenhouse Gas
Greenbelts An area of woods, recreational parks, farmland, or uncultivated land surrounding a community.

GREENGUARD Certification Program

Green Infrastructure Examples - Parks, Waterways, Greenways, Greenbelts, Gardens
Green Space A plot of undeveloped land separating or surrounding areas of intensive residential or industrial use that is maintained for recreational enjoyment


A corridor of undeveloped land, as along a river or between urban centers, that is reserved for recreational use or environmental preservation.
ISO 14001 International Organization for Standardization (ISO) specifies the International requirements for an environmental management system.
LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
Open Space Undeveloped land that is protected from development by legislation
Sustainability Ability to maintain current or improved standards while minimizing future impacts.
USGBC U.S. Green Building Council-West Michigan Chapter
VOC Volatile Organic Compounds