Gateway Village recognized for energy waste reduction

Gateway Village of Sturgis was among eight recipients recognized at the Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards for successful efforts to reduce energy waste.

The winners were announced by Gov. Rick Snyder and honored at a ceremony in Detroit last month.

Gateway Village was developed by Portage-based Hollander Development Corporation and awarded for its efforts to provide quality, energy-efficient housing options for individuals with moderate to extremely low incomes.

HDC renovated all 12 buildings on the property, fitting them with new attic insulation, energy- efficient windows and exterior doors, Energy Star appliances, LED lighting and low- flow plumbing fixtures.

The upgrades should save about 10,900 therms of natural gas and 90,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year. They also will improve the comfort and safety of residents.

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