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Battle of the Buildings names winners
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