June 15, 2022

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Grand Rapids, MI



The 2022 Michigan Energy Summit is a full-day energy conference that brings building owners and operators from all over the state in a peer-to-peer exchange. This year, it will be hosted at the beautiful LEED-certified City Flats Hotel in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, MI. Explore 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 will feature an exhibitor hall with local Michigan vendors within the energy/building science industry. Enjoy a coffee or cocktail and learn from the professionals about the many different services they have to offer your business. 

Bring your walking shoes, because the Michigan Energy Summit is getting active this year! Choose 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, take a guided tour around downtown Grand Rapids, hear and see the city’s rich history of green building and sustainability, and learn what’s to come. Want to stay put? No problem! Sit back and enjoy a panel discussion on ZNE/ZNC in the Ballroom, with an optional tour of City Flats Hotel to follow. 

We will return to the Ballroom to award the 2021 Michigan Battle of the Buildings “Biggest Losers” and welcome the new 2022 competitors. You will hear how the winners successfully reduced their energy costs while maintaining occupant comfort & increasing productivity.  Explore different approaches by corporations, small businesses, non-profits, governmental & educational institutions, and more. 

We will end the day with the Detroit Lions Happy Hour, which will feature networking, drinks, games, raffle, and a silent auction. We look forward to seeing you at this distinguished energy event!

New this Year: Interactive Tours

This year the Energy Summit will feature tours for the first time ever instead of the traditional breakout session! Choose from the three sessions below:

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John Ball Zoo Tour

Take The Rapid over to John Ball Zoo, a prevalent Grand Rapids staple, and enjoy a tour of sustainability projects they have accomplished throughout the years. In particular, you will hear about the construction of the pygmy hippo habitat. This outstanding structure is in the process of achieving Petal Certification from the International Living Building Institute. Another habitat featured on the tour is the renowned meerkat habitat. This SITES-certified project is the first of its kind in the world. You will hear about all its sustainable and accessible features, and what makes it stand out from other zoo habitats.

Sponsored by John Ball Zoo and The Rapid


Sustainable Grand Rapids Walking Tour

See all the sites that downtown Grand Rapids has to offer on this sustainable walking tour!  You will hear about and see many of the green buildings in the heart of the city, learn about the sustainability initiatives that Grand Rapids is involved in, and discover what the future holds for Furniture City, USA.


Net Zero Energy/Carbon Panel Discussion

Carbon solution opportunities are prevalent at every level of the marketplace. Zero Net Energy/Carbon  (ZNE/ZNC) buildings are quickly becoming the expectation of new construction, and as market trends steer away from carbon-based fuels in search of a healthy, more efficient built environment, you don’t want to be left behind. In this panel discussion, hear about ZNE/ZNC market trends, lived experience, and pathways across the country & locally. Get your questions about ZNE/ZNC answered and discover resources that will close the gap on capital.

Optional: After the panel discussion, you are invited to take a 20-minute tour of the LEED-certified CityFlatsHotel.

Join us for the Detroit Energy Challenge Awards Breakfast

Join us for the first 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 members, businesses, 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 soon!

Want to join in ALL the fun? Combo tickets are available for purchase for both the Detroit Energy Challenge Awards Breakfast and Michigan Energy Summit.

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Exhibit ($750)

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“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



Drinks, raffle, silent auction, and more!

End the day with the Detroit Lions Happy Hour. Grab a craft brew, enter to win prizes, network with fellow professionals, and have some fun!


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City Flats Hotel

83 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

The City Flats Hotel is located in downtown Grand Rapids, south east of Rosa Parks Circle. To view the location on a map and more information about the venue click here.


Parking Vouchers are available for the Monroe Center Ramp (attached to CityFlatsHotel) thanks to our Parking Sponsor, Hedrick Associates.


We have a block of rooms reserved at the venue hotel (City Flats Hotel) at a discounted rate of:

  • Single Queen, Interior: $151.20 
  • 2 Doubles, Interior: $161.10  

Please book 2 weeks prior (June 1, 2022) to the event to receive the discount. To book, you can either email anna.tonnarini@cityflatshotel.com directly to book your room or call the front desk at: 616.608.1720 and mention “The Michigan Energy Summit” to receive the discount. 

Stay tuned for Summit Speakers & Agenda


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