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My Town: Dozens competing in West Michigan Battle of the Buildings
My Town: Dozens competing in West Michigan Battle of the Buildings

UPDATE: Three more buildings have joined the competition.

Organizers say the MATS administration office, Community Mental Health and the Hall of Justice, all in Muskegon County are now involved in the Battle of the Buildings, bringing the total square footage to more than 9 million.  The new goal is 10 million square feet by the registration deadline of March 31.

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.—More than three dozen local businesses are competing in cutting down energy in the West Michigan Battle of the Buildings.

The owners of 45 buildings representing nearly 9 million square feet of space have signed up to take part in the inaugural competition, organized by the U.S. Green Building Council West Michigan Chapter. The organization is teaming up with Consumers Energy and Hurst Mechanical to provide workshops on building improvements, optimizing operations and maintance and engaging building occupants to curb energy use. The buildings that cut down their energy use the most will be recognized as winners at a 2015 energy summit.  This year’s participants include:

My Town Ada/Cascade

  • Amway World Headquarters
  • Porter Hills Corporate Office


My Town Grand Haven

  • JSC Corporation


My Town Grand Rapids Central

  • 1425 Michigan- Care Of CBRE/Grand Rapids
  • Bazzani Holdings
  • Brewery Vivant
  • Kendal College of Art and Design Fountain Building
  • Kendall College of Art and Design Woodbridge N. Ferris Building
  • River House Condominiums


My Town Grand Rapids South

  • Clark Retirement Community
  • Huntington Bank- Breton Village
  • Huntington Bank- EastCastle
  • Wealthy Theatre  


My Town Grand Rapids West

  • 502 Second Street


My Town Holland/Zeeland

  • Huntington Bank- 115 Clover
  • Huntington Bank- 121 Clover
  • Huntington Bank- East Town
  • Huntington Bank- Holland Operation Center
  • Huntington Bank- Zeeland


My Town Kalamazoo

  • Radisson Plaza Hotel
  • WMU Health and Humane Services Building


My Town Kentwood

  • Huntington Bank- Gaines
  • Steelcase Kentwood West Plant
  • Worksquared Grand Rapids


My Town Muskegon

  • Nichols Headquarters and Distribution Center


My Town Whitehall

  • Hilite International
  • White Lake Communty Library


My Town Wyoming

  • Metro Health Hospital
  • Steelcase University and Innovation Center


Other communities:

  • Huntington Bank (Hamilton)
  • Huntington Bank (Dowagiac)
  • Huntington Bank (Niles)
  • Huntington Bank (Allegan)
  • FireKeepers Development Authority (Battle Creek)
  • Odawa Casino (Petoskey)
  • West Bay Beach Resort (Traverse City)
  • Parker FSC (Otsego)
  • Village Market (Elk Rapids)
  • Village Market (Rapid City)
  • Village Market (Central Lake)
  • Steelcase Grand Rapids Wood Plant (Caledonia)
  • Pierce Cedar Creek Institute (Hastings)
  • Pierce Foundation Education Building (Hastings)
  • Frankfort Manufacturing Company (Frankfort)

There’s still time to register for the Battle of the Buildings, by visiting  the event website here.  The deadline is March 31 and registration is free.