COMPETITOR CATEGORIES

Competitors in the Michigan Battle of the Buildings are categorized by building type and compete against alike buildings.

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"

EDUCATION

An institution established for educating the public. Example: K-12, daycare, libraries, trade schools, adult learning centers.

ENTERTAINMENT

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.

FINANCIAL INSTITUTION

An establishment that conducts financial transactions such as investments, loans, and deposits.

HEALTH

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.

HOSPITAL

An institution providing medical and surgical treatment and nursing care for admitted sick or injured people for an overnight stay.  

MANUFACTURING/ INDUSTRIAL

An establishment that makes products on a large scale using machinery or processes raw materials.

MULTI-FAMILY

A building designed as a residence for more than one family.

OFFICE

A building used as a place for commercial, professional, or bureaucratic work.

OTHER

Any establishment that is distinct from any of the other categories.

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.

RETAIL

An establishment that sells goods to the public in relatively small quantities for use or consumption rather than for resale.

UNIVERSITY

A public or private higher educational institution that conducts research or collegiate education. Example: college, university, research institution.

VENUE

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.

WATER

Any building type wishing to compete in the reduction of water use year over year.

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