Former head of Facilities Planning to be inducted into Sustainable Business Hall of Fame
James Moyer, former associate vice president for Facilities Planning, will be inducted into the Sustainable Business Hall of Fame by the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum.
The Sustainable Business Hall of Fame is a lifetime achievement award that recognizes extraordinary contributions to the growth of sustainable business in the West Michigan area over the course of a career.
Moyer, who retired in March 2018, managed the development of more than 4 million square feet of expansion at Grand Valley during his 22-year career at the university.
In 2005, GVSU adopted LEED as a standard, resulting in the university constructing 2 million square feet of LEED certified facilities. Under Moyer's supervision, the university expanded its role as a leader in sustainability with 21 LEED certified projects, including silver, gold and platinum.
Moyer also led the reinvention of the university’s stormwater management systems, which earned the Allendale Campus one of the first Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) certifications in the U.S.
Moyer has served as a board member for several organizations, including the West Michigan Environmental Action Council, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Porter Hills Retirement Community, and West Grand Neighborhood Organization.
He has held memberships in the American Institute of Architects, U.S. Green Building Council, National Organization of Minority Architects, Association of Physical Plant Administrators, and more.
The induction ceremony will be held October 8 at the 7th Annual Triple Bottom Line Bash at the Fulton Street Farmers Market.