Posts Tagged ‘Energy’

Geothermal Energy Comes to Michigan’s State Capitol Building

By Chuck Otto, USGBC-WM Staff Writer The Michigan Capitol in Lansing is in the midst of a conversion of its heating and cooling system to geothermal energy. The geothermal renovation is part of a two-year, $70 million project known as the Capitol Infrastructure Upgrade (CIU), an effort designed to bring the 138-year-old building into the…

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Spectrum Health – Lemmen Holton Cancer Pavilion – 2nd Place in Health/Hospital Category

Spectrum Health’s Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion is located at 145 Michigan NE in downtown Grand Rapids. It opened in June 2008 as part of Spectrum Health’s Cancer Center – a collaboration of the Spectrum Health network of hospitals, Spectrum Health Medical Group and affiliated providers. Lemmen-Holton’s full range of cancer services includes prevention, screening and diagnosis,…

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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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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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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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