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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University of Michigan – Kellogg Eye Center Biggest Loser in Healthcare

The University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center opened its doors in 1985, consolidating under one roof clinics, laboratories and offices that had been scattered among seven buildings throughout the medical campus. The facility has since experienced exponential growth, as annual patient visits have more than doubled to over 160,000 since the building’s opening, making it…

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Odawa Casino Resort Biggest Loser in Entertainment Category

Petoskey’s Odawa Casino Resort is owned and operated by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. The resort website boasts of a nearly 300,000 sq. ft. facility that features slots and table games, hotel rooms, indoor pool, restaurants, retail and more. Odawa Casino Resort’s dedication to energy conservation is reflected in the numerous awards…

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Barfly Ventures – Grand Rapids Brewing Company Biggest Loser in Entertainment Category

Major investments into energy efficient equipment or systems are not always necessary to reduce significant amounts of energy usage. BarFly Ventures is a prime example of that. The Grand Rapids-based restaurant/bar company manages 4 locations, including HopCat, Grand Rapids Brewing Company, Stella’s and Waldron. Additionally, BarFly has opened eleven HopCat restaurants outside of the West…

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Ford Field Stadium Home of Detroit Lions Biggest Loser in Mixed Use Category

Detroit’s Ford Field Stadium is in year three of a five-year energy reduction plan. Home to the Detroit Lions football team, the 1.8 million-square-foot stadium includes 420 thousand square feet of tenant office space and a 275 thousand-square-foot parking deck. Ford Field Facility Director Fred Reddig attributes the facility’s 5.87 percent energy reduction and strong…

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Gordon Food Service – Clay Campus Biggest Loser in Mixed Use Category

Gordon Food Service is North America’s largest privately held and family-managed broadline foodservice distributor. The company operates in the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast and Southwestern United States, and coast-to-coast in Canada. There are currently 170 Gordon Food Service Store locations. Gordon Food Service placed second in the “mixed-use” category of the 2016 Michigan Battle of the…

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Comerica Banking Center Two Time Biggest Loser in Financial Institution Category

Comerica Incorporated is a financial services company strategically aligned by three business segments: The Business Bank, The Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. Comerica focuses on relationships, helping people and businesses achieve success. Comerica has found a home with the Michigan Battle of the Buildings competition, building on its 2016 First Place finish in the office…

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