Consumers Energy Awards Future Energy Group and McLaren Health Care Project of the Year

Consumers Energy Project of the Year Award Recipients

Recently, Consumers Energy announced their Project of the Year award recipients. Future Energy Group and McLaren Health Care were recognized for this honor for Phase 1 of McLaren’s system-wide intelligent LED lighting initiative, which saved McLaren an estimated 12 million kWh and estimated $1.6 million in energy cost savings annually. McLaren also received $230,106 worth of rebates from Consumers Energy. 

Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest energy provider, serves 6.7 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties with natural gas and/or electricity. Their Project of the Year award recognizes, honors and publicizes a successful project and the achievements of the project team for their efforts in energy efficiency.

We were honored to be recognized by Consumers Energy,” shared Sam DiNello, vice-president of Future Energy Group. “We are thrilled that our long-time partner, McLaren Health Care, can be acknowledged for their stewardship of energy efficiency.”

We were honored to be recognized by Consumers Energy. We are thrilled that our long-time partner, McLaren Health Care, can be acknowledged for their stewardship of energy efficiency.

Sam DiNello

Vice-President of Future Energy Group

The massive undertaking by Future Energy Group — 25,000 outdoor and indoor LED fixtures and over 12,000 intelligent lighting fixtures were installed — enabled McLaren to reduce their energy expenditure by nearly 70 percent. Intelligent lighting and LED fixtures were installed in over five million square feet at McLaren subsidiaries: Northern Michigan, Bay Region, Bay Special Care, Central Michigan, Greater Lansing, Orthopedic Hospital, Flint, Lapeer Region, Port Huron, Macomb and Oakland.

Just in the Consumers Energy coverage area for this project alone, over three million kWh are estimated to be saved annually. This translates to reducing 4,346,018 pounds of carbon emissions or the equivalent of growing 50,547 tree seedlings per year. Not only reducing their energy footprint, McLaren Health Care reduced their carbon footprint in the process.

The Consumers Energy Project of the Year is awarded on a yearly basis for projects within their service area. This award honors companies that successfully implement an energy efficiency program. Learn more at

About Consumers Energy

Consumers Energy is Michigan’s largest energy provider, providing natural gas and/or electricity to 6.7 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

About Future Energy Group

Future Energy Group is a full-service energy partner. They are a conduit for bringing innovative, intelligent and data-driven energy solutions to market. Through systems and partnerships, they have the expertise to guide any corporation to a future-forward energy upgrade and into the connected future. This includes advanced intelligent lighting and controls, innovative energy technology and data collection - which enhances performance and increases the bottom line. Future Energy Group provides a turnkey approach to corporate sustainability and creating a more energy-efficient planet for their children and future generations. Learn more at

About McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 14 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 620,000 lives in Michigan and Indiana, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan's largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 49 NCI-designated comprehensive centers in the U.S. McLaren has 26,000 employees and more than 52,500 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 350 facilities serving the entire Lower Peninsula along with a portion of the Upper Peninsula. Learn more at

Media Contact: Tara Gardiner, Gardiner Connections, (586) 291-2105,

Source: Future Energy Group, Consumers Energy and McLaren Health Care

Categories: Energy, Healthcare

Tags: Award Recipient, Consumers Energy, Energy Savings, Energy Solutions Provider, Facility Management, Future Energy Group, Healthcare, LED Lighting, McLaren Health Care, Project of the Year, Turnkey Service

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