Metea Court

Grand Rapids, MI


Project Overview

Wolverine Building Group completed renovations to Metea Court Apartments, a 100-unit multi-family apartment complex in Buchanan, Michigan. The complex serves the local senior population with a blend of subsidized and market rate apartments.

This in-place rehab project included numerous interior and exterior improvements. Interior improvements included new cabinetry, counter tops, Energy Star appliances and windows, ultra-low flow plumbing fixtures, high efficiency lighting, attic insulation, caulking and air sealing. Exterior improvements included new roofing, high-efficiency lighting and, perhaps the most notable, the addition of a 135kW roof mount photovoltaic solar array, spanning the length of multiple buildings.

The project was awarded $243,460.80 from Indiana Michigan Power for its energy efficiency measures. The project also took first place in the Michigan Battle of the Buildings competition with a remarkable 14.48 percent energy reduction! These energy efficiency measures will save approximately 855,138 kilowatt-hours of electricity, enough energy to power more than 70 Michigan homes for one year.

The project took just nine months to complete and received Low Income Housing and Business Investment Tax Credits.