Posts by USGBC West MI Chapter

Production Normalization Pilot

A working group at the 2019 Michigan Energy Summit to explore beyond BTU per Square Foot Written by Myka Irvine, recent GVSU graduate and Team Member of San Chez A Tapas Bistro Product Normalization Pilot Breakout Session at the Michigan Energy Summit Until now, Michigan Battle of the Buildings competitors have measured energy by energy…

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Energy Efficiency Profiting Small Business

Energy Efficiency Profiting Small Business: A panel session at the 2019 Michigan Energy Summit Written by Myka Irvine, recent GVSU graduate and Team Member of San Chez A Tapas Bistro Energy efficiency is the first step of reducing a building’s carbon footprint; the benefits are for all organizations, big and small. During a Michigan Energy…

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Majora Carter: “Community as Corporation” Talent Retention Strategies for Low-Status America – Blog Recap

Written by Brittany Cullimore, USGBC West Michigan Guest Writer  – April 30, 2019 The Fifth Annual Michigan Energy Summit was held on Thursday, April 25th at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Downtown Grand Rapids. This year’s Keynote presentation was delivered by leading urban revitalization strategist Majora Carter. A visionary voice in environmental equality and sustainable…

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Geothermal Energy Comes to Michigan’s State Capitol Building

By Chuck Otto, USGBC-WM Staff Writer The Michigan Capitol in Lansing is in the midst of a conversion of its heating and cooling system to geothermal energy. The geothermal renovation is part of a two-year, $70 million project known as the Capitol Infrastructure Upgrade (CIU), an effort designed to bring the 138-year-old building into the…

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Spectrum Health – Lemmen Holton Cancer Pavilion – 2nd Place in Health/Hospital Category

Spectrum Health’s Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion is located at 145 Michigan NE in downtown Grand Rapids. It opened in June 2008 as part of Spectrum Health’s Cancer Center – a collaboration of the Spectrum Health network of hospitals, Spectrum Health Medical Group and affiliated providers. Lemmen-Holton’s full range of cancer services includes prevention, screening and diagnosis,…

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University of Michigan – Kellogg Eye Center Biggest Loser in Healthcare

The University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center opened its doors in 1985, consolidating under one roof clinics, laboratories and offices that had been scattered among seven buildings throughout the medical campus. The facility has since experienced exponential growth, as annual patient visits have more than doubled to over 160,000 since the building’s opening, making it…

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Odawa Casino Resort Biggest Loser in Entertainment Category

Petoskey’s Odawa Casino Resort is owned and operated by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. The resort website boasts of a nearly 300,000 sq. ft. facility that features slots and table games, hotel rooms, indoor pool, restaurants, retail and more. Odawa Casino Resort’s dedication to energy conservation is reflected in the numerous awards…

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