June 15, 2022
Grand Rapids, MI
Michigan's Premiere Energy Conference
The 2022 Michigan Energy Summit was a full-day energy conference that brought building owners and operators from all over the state together in a peer-to-peer exchange. This year, it was hosted at the beautiful LEED-certified City Flats Hotel in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, MI. We explored how Michigan businesses are achieving Zero Net Energy (ZNE)/ Zero Net Carbon (ZNC), creating healthy and efficient workspaces, and saving thousands on energy efficiency upgrades and utility bills. The Summit featured an exhibitor hall with local Michigan vendors within the energy/building science industry. We enjoyed coffee and cocktails, and learned from the professionals about the many different services they have to offer business owners.
The Michigan Energy Summit changed things up this year and got active! Attendees were given the choice to take The Rapid bus to John Ball Zoo to see the popular SITES-certified Meerkat habitat and other innovative projects that the zoo has recently completed. Or, took a guided tour around downtown Grand Rapids, to hear and see the city’s rich history of green building and sustainability, and learn what’s to come. Some braved the intense heat, but we also had the option to stay cool and inside! The third breakout session option was a panel discussion on ZNE/ZNC in the Ballroom, with an optional tour of CityFlatsHotel afterwards.
Following the breakout sessions, we returned to the Ballroom to award the 2021 Michigan Battle of the Buildings “Biggest Losers” and welcome the new 2022 competitors. We heard how the winners successfully reduced their energy costs while maintaining occupant comfort & increasing productivity. We explored different approaches by corporations, small businesses, non-profits, governmental & educational institutions, and more.
We ended the day with the Detroit Lions Happy Hour, which featured networking, drinks, games, and a raffle. The whole day was a hit and we cannot wait for next year!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2021 BIGGEST LOSERS!
Flint Truck Assembly
Detroit Institute of Arts
Fifth Third Bank
Financial Institution Category
Christian Reformed Church
House of Worship Category
Beach Club Detroit
City of Kentwood
Department of Public Works
The First Annual Detroit Energy Challenge Awards Breakfast
Attendees joined us for the first annual Detroit Energy Challenge Awards Breakfast where we honored Detroit building owners and managers for reducing energy consumption in their building(s).
We enjoyed a hot breakfast and networking with our members, businesses, and industry professionals. We visited the trade show tables and listened to special guest speakers.
The Detroit Energy Challenge Awards Breakfast and Michigan Energy Summit happened successively this year, allowing us two whole days of Battle of the Buildings and energy reduction celebration!
Thank you to our 15 Exhibitors!
“Three of our vendors we met at the Michigan Energy Summit. They are now trusted partners of the Odawa Casino energy reduction team."
- Dave Heinz, Odawa Casino