Sustainability

Techniques, initiatives, education and planning

ARTICLES

A2P’s GreenGirt improves thermal efficiency

Hamilton-based company’s product 16 years in making reduces HVAC costs to heat and cool buildings.

December 2, 2016
Since working on a project in Fairbanks, Alaska, in the 1980s, Matt Krause has searched for a way to insulate walls for thermal efficiency. Read More

On the cutting edge of something new

Victor Sultana encourages passing down goods, limiting throw-away culture by building axes in spare time.

November 25, 2016
Victor Sultana was quick to buy an Apple Watch when it was released, but the technology no longer finds a place on his wrist. Read More

Advanced energy sector sees opportunities

Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council continues to look for ways to be energy efficient.

November 25, 2016
The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council wants to ensure Michigan remains “open for business” in the advanced energy sector. Read More

Are legislative changes afoot for cleanup care?

Proposed legislation aims to bolster ‘due care’ responsibilities for property owners developing land.

November 25, 2016
A proposed change to a law on environmental cleanup regulations aims to bolster the “due care” responsibilities property owners face when developing land. Read More

Appliance maker rolling out food scrap recycler

November 25, 2016
An appliance maker is rolling out a product that will help consumers looking for an easy way to recycle their food waste. Read More

County receives $400K grant for Millennium Park

November 25, 2016
A $400,000 grant from a local family foundation will aid Kent County’s efforts to preserve wetlands at Millennium Park. Read More

Furniture maker partners with automaker on repurposing program

November 23, 2016
A furniture maker in the region is partnering with an automaker to repurpose tens of thousands of pieces of office furniture and equipment. Read More

Nonprofit receives $1.3M grant from foundation

November 22, 2016
A Grand Rapids nonprofit is nearing its $10.3-million goal, thanks to a grant from a local family foundation. Read More

DTE promises to be a major jobs supplier

Utility company wants to direct high school, college students to jobs in energy field.

November 18, 2016
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) DTE Energy is making an appeal to high school and college students to come work for the utility after completing their education. Read More

Efficiency is name of game for Bazzani

Building company strives to be known for its green building practices.

November 11, 2016
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) When a company lives and breathes the same values it practices for its clients, it can help change the way a community does business. Read More