The IBEW Local 58 Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Center, is Michigan’s first Zero Net Energy facility was created in partnership between IBEW Local 58, Sy Design and the Green Team Coalition, has been remodeled to strategically deploy the newest technologies, engineering and construction techniques to reduce the building’s baseline energy to the lowest possible level.
The IBEW commissioned and completed feasibility study will make it much easier for other businesses in the region to construct or remodel ZNE compliant buildings. The design and construction team spent countless engineering hours calculating the building’s energy production and consumption and then deploying an array of energy saving technologies to make the IBEW a true “zero net energy” facility. The ZNE Center is a working example of the many options available today to reduce energy consumption and increase energy savings.
Construction on the original building began in 1965 and was completed in 1966. Extensive building modifications to make the building ZNE compliant began in September 2016 and work on this 33,000-square foot facility was completed in the spring of 2017.
IBEW Local 58 represents over 4,700 highly skilled journeymen electricians in Southeast Michigan. There are IBEW Local’s throughout Michigan, the United States and Canada.