City of Kentwood Earns Award for Energy Savings at Public Works Facility, Kent District Library Branch
The City of Kentwood Department of Public Works was recently named the 2022 Biggest Loser by Michigan Battle of the Buildings in the education and warehouse categories.
By adjusting schedules, installing new equipment and adding technology, Kentwood DPW reduced annual energy use by 17.44% at the DPW facility and 15% at the Kent District Library – Kentwood (Richard L. Root) branch when compared to 2021.
For the past three years, several buildings in the city have participated in Consumers Energy’s Building Tune-Up Program, including the DPW facility and library. This program provided an energy audit and recommendations for potential energy-saving projects, which helped the City identify and implement energy-savings projects that contributed to the 2022 Biggest Loser awards.
The Biggest Loser contest promotes energy savings for a wide variety of commercial buildings throughout the state. This year, more than 1,500 buildings representing almost 269 million square feet of Michigan commercial real estate competed against one another. The contest included 11 industry-specific categories and winners, with the City of Kentwood taking home two titles.
Winners were honored at the 2023 Michigan Energy Summit last month.
Congratulations to our Department of Public Works team on this accomplishment!