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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2020 Awardee: General Motors Recognized as “Resilient Manufacturer”

On the 12th of August 2021, General Motors (GM) was awarded the Resilient Manufacturer Award at the Michigan Energy Summit. GM was recognized for its strategic management of energy consumption in its diverse portfolio whilst responding to the healthcare industry’s supply chain needs by providing much-needed PPE to Michiganders at a critical time. The GM…

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2020 Awardee: Spectrum Health Recognized as “Frontline Energy Hero”

On the 12th of August 2021, Spectrum Health was awarded the Frontline Energy Hero Award at the Michigan Energy Summit. The Facilities and Real Estate team at Spectrum Health was a crucial asset to the hospital system’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. Their nimble and calculated strategy created safe facilities for frontline healthcare workers and…

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2020 Awardee: Fifth Third Bank is Recognized as “Energy Opportunist”

On August 12th, 2021 at the Michigan Energy Summit, Fifth Third Bank was recognized by the Michigan Battle of the Buildings with the Energy Opportunist Award. Fifth Third Bank is recognized with this award for their completion of a significant energy reduction project at their Corporate Service Center (CSC) campus during the pandemic.  In early…

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2020 Awardee: Emmanuel Episcopal Church Recognized as “Solar Steward”

Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Photo Cred: Emmanual Episcopal Church On August 12th, 2021 at the Michigan Energy Summit, the Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Hastings, MI was recognized by the Michigan Battle of the Buildings with the Solar Steward Award. Emmanuel Episcopal Church is well-deserving of this recognition, as a congregation who has demonstrated through no easy…

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Grand Rapids 2030 District

Reaching for the Zero Carbon by 2050 www.2030districts.org/grandrapids Follow Us on Twitter Email Us About: The Grand Rapids 2030 District is a public-private partnership that is committed to creating high performing buildings and smart mobility options that: Drawdown carbon in Grand Rapids’ built environment Increase marketability and profitability for property owners Strengthen the greater community’s…

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USGBC West Michigan

Where we live, learn, and labor matters www.usgbcwm.org Follow Us on Twitter Email Us About: Our mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built, and operated, in a way that improves the quality of life in West Michigan. We do this through our many programs, such as the Grand Rapids 2030…

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USGBC Detroit Region

Join the USGBC Detroit Region to learn about our local activities to help promote sustainability www.usgbc.org/chapters/usgbc-detroit-region Follow Us on Twitter Email Us About: The USGBC Detroit Region works to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built, and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of…

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Detroit 2030 District

Working together to promote and reach the goals of the Architecture 2030 Challenge for Planning www.2030districts.org/detroit Follow Us on Twitter Email Us About: The Detroit 2030 District is a part of a national movement to ​create high-performance buildings ​​districts ​to reduce the environmental impacts of building construction and operations while increasing owners’ return on investment…

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