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What's going on at Delta
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Affordable Clean Energy Rule

08.22.18 | Announcements

Delta Institute does not support this Administration’s Affordable Clean Energy Rule as it does not benefit communities or landscapes in the Midwest. The rule will contribute to an increase in carbon dioxide while negatively impacting our health, weather, landscapes, and infrastructure. The rule was submitted into the federal register today and is now open to public comment for 60 days….More

Driven Doer: Spike Schonthal

08.06.18 | Announcements

Welcome to our Driven Doer series! Every month, we highlight the passionate, motivated people who help Delta work toward its vision of achieving a Midwest region in which all communities and landscapes thrive. Meet Spike Schonthal, Delta Institute supporter, and consultant for Lumin. What do you do? Recently retired from 35+ years in a variety of roles facilitating the development…More

Key Takeaways from the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research Soil Health and Water Quality Summit

07.23.18 | Announcements

Early this year, the Michigan Environmental Council (MEC) and the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) invited key scientists from universities, NGOs, state and federal agencies, and the private sector from the Great Lakes region to discuss the nexus between soil health and water quality in the agricultural landscape. This past week, Delta Institute’s Programs Ecosystems Lead, Ryan Smith,…More

Delta Means Change – 20 years of Delta Institute

07.19.18 | Announcements

The abandoned lot across the street sits empty littered with trash and debris. Sights like this are common as you travel around Midwestern communities. You’ve seen them and perhaps you’ve wondered – What used to be here? And how can we change it? These plots of vacant land are called brownfields. A brownfield is a former industrial or commercial site…More

ENERGY STAR Scoring Updates Coming August 2018

07.12.18 | Announcements

On August 26, 2018 the EPA will update the performance metrics for various building types in Portfolio Manager based on the most recent market data available from the 2012 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS). CBECS is a national sample survey conducted by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) that collects energy-related building characteristics and energy usage data.   WHY UPDATE…More