Michigan Floriculture Industry Energy Efficiency Tour
Date: September 19, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Arborview Greenhouse 515 24th Ave. Hudsonville, MI 49426
Contact: Heidi Lindberg, 616-994-4701, firstname.lastname@example.org; Charles Gould, 616-994-4547, email@example.com.
The purpose of this energy efficiency tour is to promote energy efficiency practices that reduce overall greenhouse energy expenses.
8:30 - 9 a.m. Registration, Arborview Greenhouse
9 - 10 a.m. Tour of Arborview Greenhouse’s energy efficiency projects: IR Poly, Heat Curtains, Low-intensity LEDs
Tour Location: Arborview Greenhouse (515 24th Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426)
10 - 10:30 a.m. Travel to Walter’s Gardens (on own)
Tour Location: Walters Gardens (1992 96th Ave, Zeeland, MI 49464)
10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Presentation: Energy Savings and Return on Investment on Energy Projects – Troy Shumaker, Walters Gardens Inc.
11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tour of Walters Gardens energy efficiency projects: Philips LED toplighting, in-floor heat, environmental control system
12 -1 p.m. Lunch and Partner Presentations, Walters Gardens
- NRCS EQIP Energy Efficiency Program – Heather Varboncoeur, USDA NRCS
- USDA Rural Development REAP Program – Lisa Epple, USDA Rural Development
- Rebates with Consumers Energy – Duane Watson, Consumers Energy
- Opportunities with Midwest Energy – Jon Spoelhof, Midwest Energy
1 p.m. Adjourn
The tour is free but registration is requested to ensure there is an accurate meal count and enough handouts for all participants.