As we reported on July 11, one of our retro-commissioning projects was a finalist for the Michigan Governor's 2016 Energy Excellence Award in the "Best Projects – Commercial (Private)" building category. We had nominated Matt Roman and Visteon for the award.
The ceremony was a roaring success. The Odawa Casino Resort, owned by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Petoskey, won the award in the commercial (private) category.
But the ceremony was a roaring success nonetheless, and we enjoyed meeting some of the other finalists. During lunch, I was seated with Matt Roman and his wife Kim, along with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, and others, including representatives from DTE Energy and Nexant, the retro-commissioning program administrator. We had the opportunity to brief Governor Snyder on the results of the Grace Lake Corporate Center retro-commissioning project. Matt made a big point of giving kudos to Sieben Energy Associates for our work on the assignment.