Competitors in the Michigan Battle of the Buildings are categorized by building type and compete against alike buildings.
One building winner is limited per building portfolio. This enables fair and wide recognition
of the energy reduction accomplishments state wide.
If 50% or more of your building fits one of the below categories then that is your building type.
If the building is mixed (ie: 30% education, 35% entertainment, 35% health) then it should be categorized as "Other."
An institution established for educating the public. Example: K-12, daycare, libraries,
trade schools, adult learning centers, universities, and research institutions.
ENTERTAINMENT / HOTEL / RESTAURANT
A place that provides amusement or enjoyment, an establishment providing accommodations, meals, and other services for travelers and tourists, or a place where people pay to sit and eat meals that are cooked and served on the premises.
An establishment that conducts financial transactions such as investments, loans, and deposits.
HEALTH / HOSPITAL
An institution provides medical services, educational research, using high-powered equipment for testing or appointment care, or reporting for the health of the individuals and the public. Example: clinics, labs, mixed-use institutional health facilities, specialized doctor & dentistry offices, hospitals.
An establishment that makes products on a large scale using machinery or processes raw materials.
A building designed as a residence for more than one family.
A building used as a place for commercial, professional, or bureaucratic work.
PLACE OF WORSHIP
A specially designed structure or consecrated space where individuals or a group of people such as a congregation come to perform acts of devotion, veneration, or religious study.
An establishment that sells goods to the public in relatively small quantities for use or consumption rather than for resale.
An establishment where people congregate for an organized event. Examples: arena, conference hall, theater, auditorium.
WAREHOUSE/ DISTRIBUTION/ SERVICE
A commercial building for storage of goods or materials that may be stored before their export, distribution for sale or a service, or a building used for maintenance, service, & storage.
Any building type wishing to compete in the reduction of water use year over year.
Any establishment that is distinct from any of the other categories.
Includes multi-use facilities.
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