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Bike Tour of Des Moines Green Buildings

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Starts On - July 16, 2016 - 10:00am
Ends On - July 16, 2016 - 12:30pm
506 E. 6th St. #100
Des Moines , IA 50309

Join us for a 6-mile bike tour of seven LEED certified buildings in Des Moines.

Hear from USGBC Iowa members and design professionals about the LEED rating system as they relate to the specific buildings and their features. Pre-approved for 2.0 GBCI CE and AIA LU continuing education. USGBC Iowa will report to GBCI and AIA on your behalf.

From this tour, you will:

  • Become more familiar with the city of Des Moines, while experiencing the benefits of sustainable design.
  • Learn how to tune up your bike/riding safety.
  • Explore the LEED accreditation application process and levels of accreditation.
  • Distinguish the seven impact categories which are the guiding principles to the accreditation system.
  • View local green buildings.

Bicycle Route: Bicyclists will start at the Des Moines Bike Collective at 506 E. 6th St. and end at Fleet Feet Sports at 521 E. Locust.


  • 9-9:45 a.m. — Optional Open House. Tune up your bike with Des Moines Bike Collective
  • 9:45-10 a.m. — Check in / Register
  • 10-10:20 a.m. — Welcome and overview of the day
  • 10:20 a.m.-12:10 p.m. — Ready. Set. Ride!
  • 12:10 p.m. — Finish at Fleet Feet. Enjoy fresh juice and body massages, and take part in the prize giveaway!
  • 12:30 p.m. — Wrap-up and thank you!

Event Contacts: Ali Collins ( or Jennifer Voorhees (

Special thank you to the USGBC Iowa Progams and Events Committee and volunteers Ali Collins and Jennifer Voorhees.

Sponsorship opportunities available! Contact Korinne Haeffel at