Green Brewery Project (2011)

Client Organization: 
Arbor Brewing Company
Project Location : 
Ypsilanti, MI
Summary of Project Idea: 

The goal of the Green Brewery Project was to help align aspects of sustainability in the business practices of the Corner Brewery with the owners' environmental values. Project members accomplished this by first conducting a comprehensive energy audit of the Corner Brewery operations. Secondly, while working within the financial, technical and legal constraints of the Corner Brewery operations, they developed a prioritized list of recommendations for improvements to energy efficiency and for onsite renewable energy generation. Next, they prepared workshops for the brewery owners, staff and community members to present findings that would bring about enduring improvements to sustainability. Lastly, project members travelled to San Francisco to present their findings at the national Craft Brewers Conference in the hopes of raising awareness of cost-saving and ecologically responsible practices in the industry.  

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SEAS Program Areas: 
Sustainable Systems
SEAS Faculty Advisor: 
Scott Noesen
Master Students Involved in Project: 
  • Jazmine Bennett, MS Sustainable Systems                                                                                          
  • Jarett Diamond, MSE/MS Sustainable Systems                  
  • Gary Fischer, MS Sustainable Systems                                                                                   
  • Kerby Smithson, MS Sustainable Systems
Project Status: 
Past Project