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April 12, 2018
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The Michigan Energy Summit draws professionals who work to make buildings more energy efficient. Photo via

An energy summit downtown next week will highlight building owners who have taken steps to reduce their energy costs.

The U.S. Green Building Council, or USGBC, West Michigan Chapter will host the 2018 Michigan Energy Summit on April 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids.

The event will bring together building owners and operators from across the state in a “peer-to-peer learning platform.”

A variety of topics will be covered: achieving a zero net energy building in Michigan; raising capital for energy-efficiency projects; latest incentives and pilot programs; green revolving fund; improving air quality for healthier occupants; and more.

The summit will include commentary from representatives of Meijer, Grand Rapids Public Schools, DTE Energy, the Michigan Energy Office, Odawa Casino and Hotel, Beaumont Hospital and more.

The Michigan Energy Summit will also feature the “biggest losers” from the 2017 Michigan Battle of the Buildings and welcome the 2018 competitors.

The Battle of the Buildings is an awards program for energy-use reduction open to all Michigan commercial, industrial and multi-family buildings. Registration is free.

The Michigan Energy Summit is open to the public.

The USGBC West Michigan Chapter says building owners, building managers, engineers, energy consultants, sustainability managers and anyone interested in energy efficiency are all encouraged to attend.

Registration is open online and includes parking at any city lot.

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