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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


Driven Doer: Ryan Anderson

07.02.18 | 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 Ryan Anderson, Lead, Strategy at Delta Institute, who frequently makes and brings bread made of artisan, local grains to the office. What do you do? Broadly speaking,…More


7 Steps to Design A Municipal Deconstruction Pilot Project

06.12.18 | Announcements

By Megan Walton An alternative to demolition, deconstruction is the process of dismantling homes or other structures in a way that enables materials to be salvaged and reused. Deconstruction practices reduce construction and demolition waste, reduce air pollution created by demolition, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, abate the need for new landfills and incinerators, preserve resources, save energy by decreasing the…More