what we do
- Energy & Environment
- Historic Barns Park
You deserve good data and you deserve to know if your actions are leading to the outcomes you desire! For nearly 20 years, SEEDS has supported the development of quantified research and action plans that lead to:
Energy Management for Cost Savings
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Technology Developments
Zero Waste Implementation
Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions
Institutional and Community Resilience
SEEDS staff is experienced in the latest US EPA modeling programs to develop an inventory of your systems. It doesn't matter if you are looking for a standardized inventory or a custom design, nor whether it is for an existing system or future operations.
We engage with trusted engineers as well as educators to make sure our clients and partners get the information they need to make the most impactful and strategic choices.
Historic Barns Park Conceptual Design for Energy Action Planning (2016) "Achieving this vision would place the HBP on a leadership trajectory in to areas: 1) modeling for the community use of energy efficiency as a tool for cost savings and 2) showcasing energy management and technologies for both educational benefit and as a draw for additional visitors to HBP."
Grand Vision Energy Plan an Energy & Emissions Baseline (2013) "Establishing an energy baseline is a critical step in the development and implementation of a strategic energy action plan."
Energy Efficiency and Economic Opportunity in Grand Traverse County (2012) "For Grand Traverse County, we conservatively projected $212 million saved over 30 years and the creation 76 jobs annually by focusing on a just few key energy efficiency opportunities."
Grand Traverse Climate Action Plan for County Government Operations (2011) "The plan provides both specific strategies for reducing energy usage and meeting climate goals as well as a step-by-step planning guide."
Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels continue to reach record highs. Local solutions to this global challenge can look like the following list.
"Through my internship at SEEDS, I discovered that I am really passionate about public policy and working with local governments." - Dana Pflughoeft, Undergraduate at St. Olaf College
The City of Traverse City replaced 76 light fixtures at the historic Carnegie Library Building based on energy efficiency recommendations made by SEEDS, moving the City towards its operational goal of 100% renewable electricity by 2020.