Primera Plastics Inc. Biggest Loser in the Warehouse & Distribution Category

Primera Plastics, Inc. produces precision plastic injection moldings. Founded in Zeeland in 1994 by Noel Cuellar, the company’s primary clients are in the automotive industry, but it also produces moldings for furniture and medical furniture manufacturers. Primera Plastics ships most of its products across the U.S. and to Mexico, although it also maintains relationships around…

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Muskegon County Triumphs at Energy Efficiency

Sustainability is a necessity, not a choice, for public and government buildings to be good stewards with community tax dollars. Today, Muskegon County takes this responsibility very seriously through the sustainable foundation that began more than 20 years ago. Each year, Muskegon County enters the Michigan Battle of the Buildings competition. The Michigan Battle of…

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Ford Field is Tackling Energy, One Kilowatt at a Time

The Lions football players aren’t the only ones doing the tackling at Ford Field. Over the last few years, the sustainability department has been tackling some extensive energy projects and the result is impressive for the 1,826,250 square feet facility that covers a 25-acre footprint in downtown Detroit. Heading the sustainability efforts at Ford Field…

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General Motors Commits to 100% Renewable Energy

Recently announced, General Motors (GM) pledges to source electricity for its 350 operations in 59 countries with 100 percent renewable energy from wind, sun and landfill gas by 2050.  GM aspires to institute climate change across the world with its electrified vehicles, efficient manufacturing and latest renewable energy goal. General Motors has made a substantial…

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Consumers Energy Project of the Year Awards – Submit Your Project Today

Consumers Energy Business Energy Efficiency Programs Project of the Year award recognizes, honors and publicizes a successful project and the achievements of the project team for their superior completing an energy efficiency project. Three Project of the Year awards are recognized annually. THE CATEGORIES ARE: • Small Commercial (<400,000 kWh or 6,000 MCF annual use)…

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WMU Renovation of Historic Heritage Hall is Better than New

Western Michigan University’s (WMU) $24M Heritage Hall renovation is a finalist for Best Public Project in the 2016 Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards (GEEA). GEEA celebrates outstanding achievements in energy excellence, and seeks to recognize people and organizations that have taken firm, meaningful actions to stop energy waste. WMU is one of 3 finalists in the…

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Odawa Casino Gambles on Energy Efficiency and Wins

When it comes to energy efficiency, Odawa Casino is not a new player.  The 300,000 ft2 casino, hotel & venue has their eye on the jackpot 24/7.  The beauty of this resort isn’t only in the architectural features and well designed interior spaces, it’s behind the scenes as well, better known as ‘back of the…

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2nd Annual Michigan Battle of the Buildings Energy Summit

The 2nd annual Michigan Battle of the Buildings Energy Summit celebrated the combined energy reductions of 28.5 million ft2 of Michigan real estate with a decrease in nearly 16,000 metric tons of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent).  Converting to laymen’s terms – that’s the same as reducing over 37 million miles driven by an average passenger…

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