Managing more than 25 million square feet of office, retail and industrial space throughout the Midwest, the Farbman Group has provided full-service commercial real estate services for nearly 45 years from its offices in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. Farbman’s four offices in southeastern Michigan manage some of metro Detroit’s most famous buildings.
With September 21 kicking off Clean Energy Week both nationally and in Michigan, the Farbman Group took the opportunity to announce that it was greening all of its metro Detroit buildings, matching the buildings’ energy consumption to renewable energy through DTE’s MIGreenPower program.
DTE’s MIGreenPower voluntary renewable energy program enables its electric customers to attribute up to 100% of their energy use to local wind farms and solar parks. This helps customers reduce their carbon footprint and make a positive step in the battle against climate change.
The Farbman Group saw the program as a good fit for their sustainability initiatives. “As an owner and operator of hundreds of buildings across the State of Michigan, Farbman Group is always looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact,” said Farbman. “Our company is extremely proud to be one of the first businesses to invest in DTE Energy’s MIGreenPower program, resulting in a significantly reduced carbon footprint through wind and solar energy generated right in our own backyard.”
This news was particularly exciting to one specific Farbman tenant, The Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD), a professional organization that promotes innovation, excellence and fellowship in the engineering and scientific professions. Applauding the news, Robert Magee, executive director at The Engineering Society of Detroit, said, “ESD is proud to be a Farbman Group partner and to have our offices located in one of their buildings. Transitioning to clean energy sources will help us protect the environment. The clean energy sector also offers several different career opportunities for the engineers of tomorrow.”
Joining MIGreenPower is just one part in the Farbman Group’s sustainability commitment. The company is continuing to put a critical focus on reducing its carbon footprint throughout its portfolio of projects across the Midwest.