Holland Energy Park Awarded Engineering Honors in Michigan
Holland Board of Public Works’ Holland Energy Park project has earned top honors with an Engineering Honorable Conceptor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan. The project now advances to the national competition held in April.
The Board of Public Works worked with project consultant HDR to create the $240 million Holland Energy Park. Marking a paradigm shift in the power industry, the new, 145/125-megawatt combined cycle natural gas plant is the first power plant to earn the Envision Platinum rating from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, the highest rating possible. Holland Energy Park reduces carbon emissions by 50 percent, and virtually eliminates solid particle pollutants.
The building’s modern design creates a picturesque gateway to the city, and outside the plant an open, public space connects to a trail system complete with walking paths, extensive natural greenery and restored native wetlands. Promoting community involvement in the project, Holland Board of Public Works invited a blue ribbon panel of educational, environmental and community leaders to help shape Holland Energy Park into a destination and world-class resource. The result is impressive — a sustainable, long-term energy source that serves as a community education hub.
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