Battle of the Buildings Promotes Energy Efficiency in West Michigan

BattleBuildingsFrom the southern state line all the way into the Upper Peninsula, we’re encouraging businesses to save energy by sponsoring the West Michigan Battle of the Buildings.

The friendly competition is a natural extension of Consumers Energy’s work every day to help commercial businesses to reduce their energy usage. This will save them money they can pass on to customers and put more Michigan residents to work.

Already, this competition has drawn considerable interest, with businesses representing more than 8 million square feet of space pledging to compete.

The Battle of the Buildings is organized by the U.S. Green Building Council West Michigan and is also sponsored by Grand Rapids-based Hurst Mechanical. Follow on Twitter @WestMIBoftheB and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/USGBCWestMichiganChapter.

Commercial buildings in 49 counties are eligible to compete, and registration will continue through March 31. The buildings that reduce energy use by the greatest percentage by year’s end will be honored at an energy summit in 2015.

Michigan homes and businesses have saved more than $575 million since Consumers Energy’s first energy efficiency programs started in 2009. Choose from more than 200 money-saving rebates at www.ConsumersEnergy.com/save. Businesses can get an extra 15 percent rebate for buying energy-efficient products from a Michigan manufacturer in the Buy Michigan program.