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June 15, 2023

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Zero Net Energy Center at 1358 Abbott Street in Detroit, Michigan

Join us for the second annual Detroit Energy Challenge Awards Breakfast while we honor Detroit building owners and managers for reducing energy consumption in their building(s).

Come enjoy a hot breakfast and network with our competitors, business, and industry professionals. Enjoy visiting the trade show tables and listening to our special guest speakers - to be announced soon. Space is limited, so get your tickets early!

Detroit Energy Challenge is an extension of the Michigan Battle of the Buildings in partnership with Detroit 2030 District and the City of Detroit. With visionary sponsorship by DTE, the program awards local Detroit commercial, industrial and multi-family buildings for energy-efficient practices. Detroit area buildings enrolled in the Michigan Battle of the Buildings are automatically considered for local and state-wide recognition. There is no cost to enter the annual competition.

Jack Akinlosotu

Featuring Keynote Speaker:

Jack Akinlosotu

Director of the Office of Sustainability
for the City of Detroit

Jack Akinlosotu brings 10 years of experience in providing policy, business, and program developments across U.S. cities on climate action planning in the public and private sectors. Before coming to Detroit, Akinlosotu worked on the development of multifaceted sustainability policy and programming in Washington DC, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle. Since 2021, he served as the senior product manager at Oracle Energy & Water, where he led partnership outreach and software development of the limited income solution that is meant to help people connect with programs to help lower their utility bills. Prior to that, he worked as the energy program specialist at the D.C. Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) to coordinate multiple renewable energy projects, including community accessibility to solar power, electric vehicles, and green financing.

Thank you to this year's Detroit Energy Challenge
Awards Breakfast Sponsors:

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congratulations to the

2022 biggest losers!

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Fifth Third Bank

Detroit Eastside Branch
1st Place Biggest Loser
18.85% Reduction


Beanstalk Real Estate Solutions

The Samaritan Center
2nd Place Biggest Loser
12.78% Reduction


City of Detroit

Detroit Police Department
7th Precinct
3rd Place Biggest Loser
12.51% Reduction


City of Detroit

Detroit Fire Department
Engine 17

Honorable Mention

8.32% Reduction

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Fifth Third Bank

Detroit Jefferson Branch
Honorable Mention
7.73% Reduction



719 Griswold
Honorable Mention
6.8% Reduction

For more information and to learn about the Michigan Battle of the Buildings and Detroit Energy Challenge explore our additional website pages by following the buttons below.

If you have any questions you can reach us at admin@usgbcwm.org or 616-691-1243