The Bay City Meijer was named a Biggest Energy Loser in the 2017 Michigan Battle of the Buildings, a statewide awards and recognition program put on by the West Michigan chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council that measures the greatest energy reduction of each of the competing commercial buildings.
The Bay City store earned 2nd place in the retail category for reducing energy use by 20.57 percent — or an estimated $90,000 annual savings — from 2017 over 2016 during its remodeling project.
The reduction was achieved by:
- Upgrading the heating and cooling systems to more efficient technology,
- Upgrading to LED lighting, and
- Placing doors on all the freezer cases
“There are significant opportunities for retail buildings to reduce energy consumption,” said Cheri Holman, LEED AP Executive Director for the U.S. Green Building Council West Michigan. “Congratulations to Meijer for their commitment to reducing energy waste.”
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