Energy efficiency makes good financial sense, but how can businesses implement efficiency efforts sensibly? A special speaker event hosted by the GVSU Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center hopes to help local businesses and organizations figure that out.
Speakers featured will include a variety of local energy and sustainability experts from diverse organizations:
- Tim Shireman of Rebuild Michigan will discuss energy auditing and effective energy efficiency projects for buildings. Rebuild Michigan provides preliminary energy audits and related project support services to enrolled clients.
- Dr. Matthew Heun, Mechanical Engineering Professor with Calvin College. Heun was instrumental in developing a “Green Revolving Fund” at Calvin College that provides funding for energy upgrades on campus.
- Dru Ross of Consumers Energy. Ross will share the goals and benefits of the 2014 Consumers Energy Incentive Program.
- Todd O’Grady of Michigan Saves. A nonprofit organization, Michigan Saves has crafted an energy efficiency financing program specifically for local governments, schools, and other public entities.
- Cheri Holman of the U.S. Green Building Council West Michigan. Cheri will provide information on the launch of the Battle of the Buildings competition that will begin in January 2014.The event will take place at the Michigan Alternative Renewable Energy Center at 200 Viridian Drive in Muskegon at 1:30 p.m. on January 9. Those interested in attending should RSVP by January 6, 2014 by calling (231) 799-2120 ext. 117