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Battle of the Buildings names winners

April 22, 2015
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Metro Health Hospital's rooftop garden is the second-largest green roof in Michigan. Courtesy Metro Health

In the Battle of the Buildings, the biggest losers are the winners.

The winners of the 2015 Michigan Battle of the Buildings, a competition based on real estate energy cost reduction, will be celebrated today at the Amway Grand Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids.

A total of 159 buildings comprising about 28,637,758 square feet competed in this year’s event, compared to the 11,409,753 of total square footage that competed last year.

This year’s Michigan Battle of the Buildings also attracted nearly three times the amount of competitors, said Cheri Holman, executive director, U.S. Green Building Council West Michigan Chapter, which hosted the competition.

2015 Michigan Battle of the Buildings winners

Biggest Loser in Medical Category

Metro Health Hospital: down 2 percent

Biggest Loser in Other Category

First place: Nichols: down 7 percent

Second place: River House Condominiums: down 6 percent

Biggest Loser in Office Category

First place: JSJ Corporation: down 13 percent

Second place: Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber: down 1 percent

Biggest Loser in Education Category

Pierce Creek Foundation Visitors Center: down 2 percent

Biggest Loser in Public Buildings Category

First place: Muskegon Area Transit Authority, Louis A. McMurray Conference Center: down 9 percent

Second place: City of Grand Rapids, Wastewater Treatment Plant: down 2 percent

Biggest Loser in Senior Living Category

First place: Porter Hills: down 13 percent

Second Place: Porter Hills Village: down 4 percent

Biggest Loser in Entertainment Category

First place: The Pyramid Scheme: down 7 percent

Second place: Odawa Casino Resort: down 5 percent

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