U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan Announces 2022 Michigan Battle of the Buildings Awardees

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Michigan Battle of the Buildings Announces Biggest Losers of 2022 at
9th Annual Michigan Energy Summit

GRAND RAPIDS, MI—Michigan Battle of the Buildings is pleased to announce the Biggest Losers of 2022:

Fifth Third Bank, DeWitt, DeWitt, Financial Institution Category, 32.05% Reduction

Corewell Health, East Service Center, Southfield, Hospital/Healthcare Category, 13.3% Reduction

State of Michigan, DTMB, South Grand Building, Lansing, Office Category, 19.61% Reduction

State of Michigan, DTMB, Jerome T. Hart Building, Saginaw, Water Category, 66.27% Reduction

University of Michigan, Phoenix Memorial Lab, Ann Arbor, University Category, 17.96% Reduction

Odawa Casino Resort, Petoskey, Venue Category, 7.42% Reduction

City of Kentwood, Richard L. Root Library, Kentwood, Education Category, 15.0% Reduction

City of Kentwood, Department of Public Works, Kentwood, Warehouse Category, 17.44% Reduction

The Samaritan Center, Detroit, Other Category 12.78% Reduction

Red E Charging, EV Infrastructure Category, Nominated by DTE Energy

City of Gaylord, EV Infrastructure Category Nominated by Consumers Energy

The honorees were announced at the 2023 Michigan Energy Summit Series on April 18, 2023. The full day event was held at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids, Michigan and included breakout sessions, panel discussions, and exhibitors of some of the top leading energy professionals.  

Over fifteen-hundred buildings representing almost 269 million square feet of Michigan commercial real estate competed against each other in 2022 in this biggest loser-styled energy competition. The competitors tracked energy consumption and worked to reduce their energy in various ways; ranging from the education of building occupants to employing high efficient technology. This year we had 11 industry-specific category winners. To learn more about our winners and their individual stories and projects read their blogs on our website: https://michiganbattleofthebuildings.org/blog/

The 2022 Michigan Battle of the Building competitors saved $2.9 million in energy costs and avoided 12,050 metric tons of CO2e which is equivalent to the carbon sequestered by 14,370 acres of US forests in one year!

“Congratulations to the 2022 winners who know that addressing energy efficiency and carbon reduction is good business,” said Executive Director Cheri Holman, “since inception of the Michigan Battle of the Buildings program in 2014 our competitors have redirected $93 million of utility costs back to their bottom line and avoided 500,000 metric tons of CO2e.”

Congratulations to the 11 winners of the 2022 competition. To learn more about their accomplishments and energy reduction visit our 2023 Michigan Energy Summit page.

About Michigan Battle of the Buildings

Michigan Battle of the Buildings is a program of the U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan. It is the only statewide biggest-loser styled energy competition in the country. The program is organized by the U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan along with partners including Consumers Energy, DTE Energy, Michigan Office of Environment, Great Lakes, & Energy (EGLE), DNV-GL, Detroit Lions, and the Wege Foundation. For more information please visit: https://michiganbattleofthebuildings.org/