• Welcome to the SWMSBF!
  • Welcome to the SWMSBF!

The mission of the Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum is to promote business practices which demonstrate environmental stewardship, economic vitality, and social responsibility.

2019 SWMSBF Annual Meeting - April 18, 2019

This year's Annual Meeting is a free event and will feature speaker Christina Anderson, AICP, who will provide an overview of how sustainability fits into the City of Kalamazoo's upcoming and ongoing projects and initiatives.

Registration for the event is now closed - if you need assistance, please email swmsbf@naturecenter.org.

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SWMSBF 2018 Programs

June 20, 2018  8am-5pm  |  Fetzer Center, Kalamazoo, MI 

Thank you to all who attended! We hope to do another event with Matt Grocoff next year!


SWMSBF Members in the News

SWMSBF member business Hollander Development brought home a first place award in the multifamily category at the 2018 Michigan Battle of the Buildings.

Metea Court Apartments, located in Buchanan, Michigan, cut its annual energy use by 14%. Hollander Development’s team cut energy waste at Metea Court through a comprehensive rehab of the entire 45-year old, 100-unit apartment community for low-income seniors. Energy conservation measures included new appliances, plumbing fixtures, lighting, mechanical systems, windows, and insulation. 

In addition to reducing energy consumption, HDC added a 135kW roof mount photovoltaic solar array to the project - the largest residential solar array in the State of Michigan.

Michigan Battle of the Buildings is made possible by strong community partners like the West Michigan Chapter of the U.S. Green Building council, the Michigan Energy Office, Consumers Energy, and DTE Energy.