Case Study: Baraga Lakeside Inn

I’m Getting New Customers!

“The new lighting has been wonderful. It’s a better quality light that doesn’t cost nearly as much to operate.” —Sue Brunet, general manager

You can have it all … Better lighting & less cost

At the Baraga Lakeside Inn, being green isn’t just about saving money or conserving the environment—it’s also about catering to a new kind of customer. General manager Sue Brunet has transformed the hotel to meet the standards of the Green Hotels Association, as well as the desires of a growing number of visitors who seek out environmentally conscious options in the hospitality and tourism industry. The latest endeavor in this transformation is the installation of new LED lighting in the hotel lobby, halls, and restaurant.

Utility bills down. Bottom line UP.

The Baraga Lakeside Inn is helping the environment, saving money, and looking more beautiful than ever. Energy efficiency doesn’t have to be a sacrifice. You can have it all, and Michigan Saves can help. We have a statewide network of quality contractors and the financial tools and expertise to guide you each step of the way. Take control of your energy costs. Learn more about our Business Energy Financing Program.

The Baraga Lakeside Inn was the first hotel in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to earn the Green Hotel accreditation.

Project Details

Improvements:

– Lighting

Annual Savings Estimate:

$6,552/year