The U.S. Green Building Council is holding its midyear meeting this week in Detroit.

“USGBC is at the forefront of national efforts to revitalize and renew our cities and communities, and there is no more appropriate setting for our 2014 midyear meeting than Detroit, a place brimming with opportunity for dynamic, sustainable reinvention,” said Rick Fedrizzi, USGBC president, CEO and founding chairman. “Our network of passionate green building professionals and volunteers bring with them extraordinary energy, creativity and vision.”

Large-scale “problem-solving labs,” and community sustainability projects are among the activities that will take place through Friday at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel and the surrounding area.

“We are setting a new precedent for how we bring our global green building community together with our local hosts,” said Kimberly Lewis, the association’s senior vice president of community advancement, conferences and events. “As hundreds of USGBC’s dedicated professionals and volunteers descend on Detroit, we’ve incorporated sustainability projects with a dozen local organizations to establish lasting relationships between USGBC’s existing community and new partners.”