Grand Rapids continues to amaze! Not only are we the best place to raise a family in the country and we are the beet beer city, now one of our business' is also leading the way as well! LEED certification measures the "green-ness" (for lack of a better actual word) of a building, and now a Grand Rapids company is leading the way!

Mlive reports "the little brick office building at 502 Second St. NW stands as the LEED champ. The owners of Catalyst Partners and M Retail Solutions said Monday their 95-year-old office building has earned a LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, with 66 of 69 points awarded. It’s the most points to date of any project in the world under the “LEED for New Construction v2.2 Rating"

Way to go M Retail! Here's the full story "Little brick building on Grand Rapids' West Side achieves the world's highest LEED rating" from Jim Harger.

And here's M Retail's site