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State facility wins 2021 Michigan Battle of the Buildings award
June 27, 2022
During the 2022 Michigan Energy Summit held June 15, 2022, the State of Michigan’s George W. Romney Building, in downtown Lansing, was selected as a 2021 Biggest Loser in the office category of the Michigan Battle of the Buildings awards. The Romney Building, competed against over 1,500 buildings in the energy reduction competition and achieved the largest energy reduction in 2021, at 28.4%, compared to its 2019 baseline. The Romney Building’s energy savings were achieved thanks to the efforts of the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget’s (DTMB) State Facilities Administration team that retrofitted LED lighting, installed smart HVAC controls and a smart elevator system, and upgraded to ENERGY STAR appliances and equipment, where needed.
About Michigan Battle of the Buildings
Michigan Battle of the Buildings has been a program of the U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan since 2014. It is the only statewide biggest-loser styled energy competition in the country. For more information on the program, please visit MichiganBattleOfTheBuildings.org.
Photo: DTMB’s State Facilities Administration team accepts the 2021 Biggest Loser award at the 2022 Michigan Energy Summit from Cheri Holman, executive director of the U.S. Green Building Council West Michigan Chapter,. Pictured left to right with Holman, far right, are DTMB’s Jamie Uphaus, Sarah Goodrich, Brady Ruhl, Brandon Pattison, and Doug Church.