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Ann Arbor, Mich. — Sept. 24, 2015 — Humantech, experts in workplace ergonomic improvements, was nominated to receive the Best Projects award in the Commercial category at the Governor’s Energy Excellence Award brunch in East Lansing, Mich., on Sept. 22.
Humantech was nominated for its four-stage business transformation project. During the project, it completely overhauled its corporate office using LEED standards for all materials and equipment. Lighting was converted to LED bulbs, air handling units were recommissioned, and water heaters and servers used in the building were drastically reduced.
The company tracks and reports its energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions on a monthly basis using the EPA Energy Star Portfolio Manager.
In April of this year, once the business transformation (office refit) project was complete, the National Science Foundation upgraded its Sustainability Certification for Humantech from Gold level to Platinum (highest) category. In July, Humantech earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.
The first annual Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards honor Michigan organizations and individuals for their commitment to responsible energy production and consumption. Michigan has emerged as a leader in energy efficiency and these awards are meant to showcase outstanding achievements in reducing energy waste. The Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards program is sponsored in part by the Michigan Agency for Energy.
“Reducing energy waste doesn’t have to mean scaling back or doing less. These nominees have demonstrated that it’s possible to do as much or more by finding new and innovative ways to get things done,” said Gov. Rick Snyder. “This is important because reliable and affordable energy fuels Michigan’s economy, and continuing to reduce our energy waste is one of the main ways we are going to keep energy prices affordable in Michigan.”
For over 35 years, global companies have relied on Humantech for workplace improvements. For more information, visit www.humantech.com.