DRC-USGBC Welcomes New Board Members

Detroit Regional Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council announced the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors; Julie Lyons Bricker and Jacob Stevens Cordivae.

Southfield – The Detroit Regional Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council recently announced the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors.

Julie Lyons Bricker, LEED AP, is the Executive Director of Michigan Interfaith Power and Light. Michigan IPL is a non-profit organization that assists interfaith houses of worship in their efforts to become more energy efficient and implement sustainable practices through education, advocacy, & action. MiIPL supports about 130 faith communities across the state participating in some manner of eco-stewardship.

Jacob Stevens Corvidae, LEED AP, is the Green Programs Manager for WARM Training Center, a 2011 Detroit Free Press Green Leader Award Winner, where he oversees WARM’s technical assistance division. An experienced program designer, Jacob has developed regional and statewide programs to advance energy efficiency and green building. He spearheads WARM’s work as a founding partner of the Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office, providing technical assistance to local governments. Jacob serves on the steering committee for the Better Buildings for Michigan program, as part of his role in overseeing the program design and outreach efforts for providing energy retrofits to over 4,000 homes in Detroit and the Metro area.

“Jacob and Julie exemplify the quality of leadership we sought for these board positions, their invaluable experience will contribute greatly to the USGBC mission. They will help to move the region forward to more ecologically sound and sustainable building practices,” says DRC-USGBC Board Chairman David Norwood, “We feel very fortunate that they are willing to contribute their time and energy to the organization.”

The USGBC is a nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. www.usgbc.org

Information about becoming a member of the Detroit Regional Chapter of the USGBC is available at www.drc-usgbc.org. Offices are located at 26913 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200, Southfield, MI 48033.