African-American-owned hotel in Detroit granted $4.8 million energy efficiency program

The Roberts Riverwalk Hotel, which is the only African-American-owned historic boutique hotel located on the banks of the majestic Detroit River, was granted a $4.8 million energy efficiency and property sustainability program. The program was approved by Lean and Green Michigan for PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy),in partnership with PACE Energy Services, Structured Finance Associates, and Wayne County.

Under the program, the hotel is in the process of implementing a wide variety of energy and water efficiency measures including LED lights inside and out, new heating and cooling units, state-of-the-art building controls, multiple water saving measures, building envelope upgrades, solar-powered parking lights and will address certain storm-water controls. The $4.8 million project…

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