Get Ready: Zero Net Energy Buildings Are Here

IBEW Local 58 in Detroit Wins C&I Project of the Year Award

Doug Elbinger



By Douglas Elbinger, Energy Systems Analyst, Newman Consulting Group LLC


Who else but Local 58 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) could showcase the talent of their members with anything less than an award-winning breakthrough in sustainable energy design. They demonstrated that by using existing technology, a 52-year-old building can be repurposed (some call this a gut rehab) into the first commercial Zero Net Energy (ZNE) building in Michigan.More