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Holland Board of Public Works to host auction

Holland Board of Public Works to host auction

The Holland Board of Public Works is auctioning off the last remaining buildings at the Holland Energy Park. This 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom home, built in 1939, has served as the administrative office and conference space for the BPW the past year. New kitchen cabinets and counter tops were installed in the home in 2014. A detached garage is … Continued

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P21: Looking Back

P21: Looking Back

Five years ago when we launched Power for The 21st Century (P21) we created a home base for our community’s discussion about meeting our future energy needs. Since 2010, the P21 initiative has served to engage and inform the community on the HBPW’s plan to meet those needs. Here are some of key milestones from … Continued

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How the Energy Park will Improve Snowmelt

How the Energy Park will Improve Snowmelt

Combining Heat & Power for Economic Growth The need for expansion One benefit of having the Holland Energy Park natural gas plant close to downtown is that it can support expansion of our snowmelt system. Currently, Holland’s snowmelt is at maximum capacity, supported by the oldest operating coal-fire unit at the James DeYoung power plant. Clear sidewalks, streets … Continued

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Learn About the Holland Energy Park Cooling Towers

Learn About the Holland Energy Park Cooling Towers

Learn About the Holland Energy Park Cooling Towers Why do we need cooling towers? As construction advances on the Holland Energy Park (HEP), passersby will notice significant progress on the cooling towers structure nearest Chicago Drive. These towers are critical components for cooling the “combined cycle” process that increases the thermal efficiency of the plant. … Continued

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Energy Park builder Krystle Kosbar wins MASCI Apprenticeship Award

Energy Park builder Krystle Kosbar wins MASCI Apprenticeship Award

Energy Park builder Krystle Kosbar wins MASCI Apprenticeship Award Barton Malow employee Krystle Kosbar earned the 2015 MASCI Excellence in Apprenticeship Award for her commitment to developing her craft, leadership skills, community service and competitive spirit. The Michigan Apprenticeship Steering Committee (MASCI), founded in 1977, is a multi-sector advocacy group promoting the benefits of Registered … Continued

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Visitor’s Center Charette Engages Community Thinkers

Visitor’s Center Charette Engages Community Thinkers

One engaging feature of the new Holland Energy Park will be a visitor center that uses both internal and external space to showcase the stories about our history, technology, community and environment that are intertwined in the Energy Park. We took a big step toward our vision for the visitor center last month when the … Continued

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Senator Peters Visits Holland Energy Park

Senator Peters Visits Holland Energy Park

Showing Progress Senator Gary Peters visited the Holland Energy Park yesterday to learn the story behind it’s development and the environmental improvements to the area. Accompanying him on the tour were Mayor Robert Vande Vusse, HBPW board president Tim Hemingway, general manager Dave Koster, project director Dan Nally and operations director Ted Silers. The group toured construction progress … Continued

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Holland Energy Park featured in Environmental Leader report

Holland Energy Park featured in Environmental Leader report

Environmental Leader (a trade publication for environmental, energy and sustainability news) featured an article from HBPW Vice Chair Diane Haworth about the process leading up to development of the Holland Energy Park this month. The Insider Knowledge report features details, lessons-learned, tactics, insights and case studies from corporate environmental, sustainability and energy management decision-makers. Read the report here. … Continued

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Barton Malow, Contractors sign Partnership Agreement with MiOSHA

Barton Malow, Contractors sign Partnership Agreement with MiOSHA

Barton Malow, partnering contractors and unions signed a partnership agreement with the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) on Wednesday marking a pledge toward an exceptionally safe work site at the Holland Energy Park. The agreement represents a proactive commitment toward demonstrating leadership, responsibility and accountability in worker safety across the whole project. It … Continued

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Job Fair for Construction Jobs to be held September 9th

Job Fair for Construction Jobs to be held September 9th

*As posted by the Holland Sentinel The West Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council in partnership with Holland Board of Public Works and Barton Malow will hold a career fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 9 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Holland, 650 E. 24th St. The career fair will support the construction … Continued