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Greenhouse Energy Conservation Strategies: Energy Audits

 

 

A greenhouse energy audit is the process of identifying different ways that an operator can potentially reduce their energy costs.  The audit identifies how energy has been used for operating a greenhouse, including heating systems, cooling systems, lighting, water heating, irrigation, and ventilation, then identifies potential energy-efficient alternatives.  To learn more about greenhouse energy audits, download this fact sheet.

Greenhouse energy audit resources

 

Below is a list of MSU-certified greenhouse energy auditors.  You may wish to contact one of them to discuss the process further, including the cost of the audit.

Aluel Go (Auditor No. 02038001)
Energy Management Group, LLC
4298 Dobie Road
Okemos, MI 48864
517-214-6128
George Wood (Auditor No. 02038030)
Home Energy Audits
862 Eagles Nest Ct.
Mason, MI 48854
517-490-6172
Paul Michalak (Auditor No. 02038038)
614 Sheldon Road
Grand Haven, MI 49417
269-214- 0927
Jim Williams (Auditor No. 02038014)
56860 McKenzi Lane
South Lyon, MI 48178
248-446-2045 / 810-691-8418
Todd O'Grady (Auditor No. 02038016)
521 McCarthy St.
Howell, MI 48843
248-701-3058
Robert Schruaben (Auditor No. 02038036)
6400 Canfield Road
Belding, MI 48809
616-761-3718
Steve Pugsley (Auditor No. 02038017)
Midwest Renewable Energy, LLC
10285 Wind Crest Circle
Hamburg, MI 48139
810-333-2180
James T. March (Auditor No. 02038035)
Kelmar Development, LLC
1664 Bluegrass Road
Lansing, MI 48906
517-202-6997
Daniel Tutak (Auditor No. 02038037)
8889 S. 64th Avenue
Montague, MI 49437
231-894-1600
Truman Surbrook (Auditor No. 02038007)
Biosystems & Agric'l Eng'g Dept.
120A Farrall Hall, MSU
East Lansing, MI 48824-1323
Daniel Schrauben (Auditor No. 02038027)
2211 Placid Way
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
810-602-3029

Another resource is the Retired Engineer Technical Assistance Program (RETAP), which can assist Michigan businesses and institutions with pollution prevention and energy efficiency.  They also conduct energy audits.

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