Flat Iron Building & 38 Commerce Project


U.S. Energy Engineers completes energy analysis and modeling for LEED for 2 buildings owned by a Michigan developer – Locus Development. Flat Iron building is an old building built in the 1900s, and has been developed into a beautiful office space. The Flat Iron Building is a historic preservation project that has received historic tax credits and boasts several features including two advertising murals, both over 100 years old. The murals previously adorned the outside of the building but now make up the interior walls, after the buildings were enclosed some years ago. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Ledyard Block Historic District is home to the Flat Iron, Herkner and Groskopfs buildings. Originally constructed between 1860 and 1870, the buildings have been nearly vacant for decades, with the exception of limited retail on the first floors. These four-story buildings will be combined internally into one building, while maintaining the unique historic facades in this approximately $4.5 million renovation/ rehabilitation project. U.S. Energy Engineers completed the LEED energy modeling for the building.


38 Commerce is a brand new 12 floor building located in Downtown Grand Rapids that has offices and apartments. U.S. Energy Engineers performed various energy projects and analysis for the building.